Failed to boot after power went off, Now am getting the error Kernel Panic and am runnging Ubuntu 8 server what could be the solution ?

Asked by JamesLwali on 2009-11-19

Failed to boot after power went off,
When boot am getting the error Kernel Panic and am runnging Ubuntu 8 server what could be the solution for this?

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Colin Ian King
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2009-11-19
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2009-11-19
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2009-11-19
JamesLwali (jlwali) said : #1

I tried to go to recovery mode but still the same error appear Kernel Panic

Colin Ian King (colin-king) said : #2

Can you supply more details about the kernel panic - it's almost impossible to determine what the problem is without more information. Thanks!

JamesLwali (jlwali) said : #3

The Machine is Dell PowerEdge 6850 running Ubuntu 8 Server.

The Server went off because of power-outage. When switch on, the server boot then it shows the error kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!

Then I tried to boot and choose the Recovery Mode but it gives me the same error.

Best Colin Ian King (colin-king) said : #4

It may be that the hardware got damaged during the power loss due. It may be worth verifying that the HDD is working by booting from a LiveCD and checking if the HDD is able working and is able to be mounted from the LiveCD or not.

JamesLwali (jlwali) said : #5

Thanks Colin King, that solved my question.

JamesLwali (jlwali) said : #6

Thanks Colin let me try that option i will let you know!

JamesLwali (jlwali) said : #7

This is the error message am getting from my machine

[sda] Asking for cache data failed
[sad] Assuming drive cache: write through
Kinit: name_to_dev_t(/dev/sda2) = sda2(8,2)
Kinit: trying to resume from /sda/sda2
Kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot....
init: Error parsing configuration: No such file or directory
[ 180.493140] kernel panic - not syncing: Attempt to kill init!

JamesLwali (jlwali) said : #8

This is the error message am getting from my machine

[sda] Asking for cache data failed
[sad] Assuming drive cache: write through
Kinit: name_to_dev_t(/dev/sda2) = sda2(8,2)
Kinit: trying to resume from /sda/sda2
Kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot....
init: Error parsing configuration: No such file or directory
[ 180.493140] kernel panic - not syncing: Attempt to kill init!

JamesLwali (jlwali) said : #9

I have tried to boot with Live CD it`s working fine.

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--- On Thu, 11/19/09, Colin King <email address hidden> wrote:

> From: Colin King <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #90835]: Failed to boot after power went off, Now am getting the error Kernel Panic and am runnging Ubuntu 8 server what could be the solution ?
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> Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 11:45 AM
> Your question #90835 on Ubuntu
> changed:
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> Colin King proposed the following answer:
> It may be that the hardware got damaged during the power
> loss due. It
> may be worth verifying that the HDD is working by booting
> from a LiveCD
> and checking if the HDD is able working and is able to be
> mounted from
> the LiveCD or not.
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Colin Ian King (colin-king) said : #10

@JamesLwali, I suggest booting with the LiveCD and running fsck on the / partition to make sure it's OK - perhaps there is a filesystem issue causing the partition not to mount.

JamesLwali (jlwali) said : #11

Hi,

i will try that option too, One question am running Ubuntu 8 if i upgrade to Ubuntu 9 can i solve that problem ?

--- On Fri, 11/20/09, Colin King <email address hidden> wrote:

> From: Colin King <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #90835]: Failed to boot after power went off, Now am getting the error Kernel Panic and am runnging Ubuntu 8 server what could be the solution ?
> To: <email address hidden>
> Date: Friday, November 20, 2009, 12:27 PM
> Your question #90835 on Ubuntu
> changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/90835
>
> Colin King posted a new comment:
> @JamesLwali,  I suggest booting with the LiveCD and
> running fsck on the
> / partition to make sure it's OK - perhaps there is a
> filesystem issue
> causing the partition not to mount.
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