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[SLUG] Re: Kernel panic:
- To: geraldcc@xxxxxxxxxxxx, gripz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Kernel panic:
- From: Adam Felix Bogacki <afb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 11:30:41 +1300
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>On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 06:27 pm, Adam Felix Bogacki wrote:
>>I've just downloaded and burned the Gentoo Live CD
>> from <ftp://ftp.swin.edu.au/gentoo/experimental/x86/livecd/x86/>
>>thinking it might be more reliable and with more options than the
>>It works nicely but I can't mount partitions from my system because I
>>can't work out the root passwd.
>>It refers to user 'gentoo' with no passwd, but trying to su to 'root'
>>like that did not work, nor did others I tried..
>>Would you have any ideas on what it could be ?
>>I'm reading up on mkinitrd before trying it .. presumably with the
>The gentoo boot disk is at root.
>all you need to do is as follows:
>1........mount -t ext3(or whatever) /dev/hdax /mnt/gentoo
>this will mount /dev/hdax on the gentoo root
>you can then do ls /mnt/gentoo to get a list of the files on that
>If that is not the correct partition do:
>The goto 1 again and try a second partiion
>If all else fails switch to Gentoo if you have ADSL????????
Yep, you're right. Using /mnt/gentoo I was able to access my own /etc
and realised I'd given you
incorrect information about my /etc/lilo.conf
.. omitting comments and some stuff at the end it looks like
.. however my /boot does not contain an 'initrd.img*' file.
I have been trying ..
livecd root# /usr/sbin/mkinitrd -m /boot/initrd-2.6.5 2.6.5custom
.. but keep getting referred to the 'man mkinitrd' file which I've read
a few times but can't see the error.
What am I missing ? The hyphen ?
Re. adsl - I'm using TelstraClear cable - in NZ it's the underdog to
Telecom, the local monopolist, and has used
creative pricing strategies to take market share, although recently
(probably under the influence of the new 'Jefe',
Senor Trujillo) prices are going up and download limits reduced ...
The Gentoo liveCD kept giving the message
"The root password on this system has been auto-scrambled for security"
I could not get into root from the GUI
however Ctr-Alt-F1 got me into init 3 as root and I proceeded from there.