Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123903
Gateway 450 series laptop: Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill init
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:06:10 EST
Description of problem:
When attempting to install Fedora Core 2, the installation media
boots, and upon hitting <enter> to continue the installation fails.
The message "<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!" appears on the
screen and the installation ends. The installation never makes it
into graphical or text mode (I have tried both).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 2
Insert Fedora Core 2 Disk 1 into the drive and boot as doing a new
installation. When the media boots press <enter> to enter graphical
mode. Some text will scroll and then will cease with the
message "Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!".
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert Fedora Core 2 Disk 1
2. Boot system
3. Press <enter> to enter graphical mode, or type "linux text" and
press <enter> to enter text mode
Installation should begin (in either graphical or text mode)
I am using a Gateway 450 series laptop, with; Pentium-4 M 1.4 GHz,
1GB RAM, DVD/CDRW, ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB. I have already set
it up as a dual-boot system with Windows XP Pro and Red Hat 9.0 and
am trying to replace the Red Hat 9.0 with Fedora Core 2.
I forgot to mention, I have downloaded the Fedora Core 2 installation
media twice from BitTorrent and have even downloaded just Disk 1 a
third time. I have reburned the media and it still does not work.
Does the option "acpi=off" make it boot ?
I have the same problem on my Dell GX260 desktop. I tried the
acpi=off switch but it made no difference. Are there any other
options I could try?
I downloaded the iso images from ftp.mirror.ac.uk . Using the same cd
I've managed to install FC2 fine on a Dell Optiplex GX110 and it
boots into the installer ok on a Dell Latitude D600, so it's not a
problem with the install media.
Is there anything useful just before the "attempting to kill init"?
I've resolved my issue by removing the Nvidia Riva TNT2 video card
from the gx260, it boots ok into the installer now, looks there's an
incompatibility issue there (worked fine in FC1). Using the onboard
intel chipset for graphics now. Louis' issue may be something
I have gotten the same result.
My PC is Panasonic Let's note CF-R3(note PC):
CPU: Pentium M 1.1GHz,
Memory: 256MB RAM
Gaphic: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
1024 x 768 x 60Hz
I have used a dual-boot system with Windows XP Pro and FC1 and
I am trying to replace FC1 to FC2.
Message during the instlation...
Code: 89 68 10 89 f8 e8 85 e1 00 00 b8 37 00 00 00 e8 96 e3 00 00
<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
I got my FC2 to install using the "acpi=off" as described above. I
did an UPGRADE install from RH9.0, but am going to try to do a
clean/full install soon. As for "any useful information before the
attempting to kill init," I just got the same message that Masaharu
got above - just a code and then the "Kernel Panic" message.
I have a Gateway 450XL Centrino laptop.
I can confirm the kernel panic that occurs when
booting from the 1st FC 2 CD. The acpi=off
option allows the installation to proceed
-- Paul Steckler
I have the same problem on laptop Asus M5200N (Centrino technology).
With acpi=off it work normally.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.