Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 201591
Update to fc5 from fc2 failed
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:28:11 EST
Description of problem: DVD update to Fedora 5 from Fedora 2 Failed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Failed twice. Update was from DVD bought from n-disk.com on
july 28 2006 which passed media test twice. Update seemed to go well but on
reboot message appeared: "kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!"
New installation (no update) of fc5 from the same DVD worked fine.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install from CD/DVD drive and follow installation guide
2.Seemed to go well untill reboot
Actual results: would not boot. Message: "kernel panic - not syncing: attempted
to kill init!"
Expected results: booting of fc5 and so on
Additional info: When trying to update again from the DVD, the installer
reported that fc5 was present. Problem was circumvented by doing a new
installation (no update) and this worked fine. No log files available for the
Possibly udev related, hard to tell without logs. It's always advisable to go
for eg FC2->FC3->FC4->FC5 or a complete backup & reinstall rather than huge
quantum leaps like this. Something nearly always goes wrong.