Kernel Panic!

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Feb 22 08:26:11 PST 2005

On February 21, 2005 06:17 pm, Steven Pasternak wrote:
> I tried both. I build the kernel w/ support for it, w/o support, and even
> w/o module support and it keeps failing. It is a 2.6.9 kernel if that
> matters.

You could try a new kernel too of course to rule that out. Incidentally I had 
a similar problem with the and 2.6.9 kernels last week. In my case it 
concerned a SCSI driver that wasn't working properly. Upgrading to 2.6.10 
made it able to detect the partitions and mount them.

When the kernel is loaded see if you can keep up with the scroll of text 
there. It may take a few reboots to figure it out all, since you can't always 
scroll up after a kernel panic so anything that scrolled away might be lost.

When the IDE driver is loaded and it detects the harddrives, it will also show 
you the partitions that exist on it. Make sure it actually finds a harddrive. 
If it doesn't, you may have the wrong IDE driver after all.

Gerard Beekmans

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