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Peppermint 5 Kernel Panic
« on: July 25, 2014, 09:33:59 am »
Hello everyone, I am trying to boot Peppermint 5 live CD on a system that is already running and installed Wary Puppy 5. When I try to boot the live CD i get a "kernel panic - can not find a working init" error. I have had trouble with live cd's since I installed Wary 5 and the only way around it was to have the Puupy live CD i installed from "boot into ram only", once i got it running, i installed.
I want to get rid of Puppy anyway and install Peppermint on this machine, what should I do??
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Re: Peppermint 5 Kernel Panic
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 10:19:40 am »
I can't see how it could, but you mentioned it.....

Just as a matter of interest, can you boot the LiveCD with the HDD removed ?

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Re: Peppermint 5 Kernel Panic
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 10:54:34 am »
I am not sure I follow. I put the live CD in the drive and try to boot it. I get the Peppermint screen and select "Try Peppermint" and the screen goes grey for about 10 seconds and I get this error. I am working on an older laptop, so I don't really know how I take the HDD out of the equation. Peppermint doesn't give me an option to run solely in RAM or maybe it does and I don't know that?

Could I use the Puppy CD and run in RAM, then use Gparted to re-partition, essentially deleting the current install and then try the Peppermint live CD, or have I answered my own question?

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Re: Peppermint 5 Kernel Panic
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 02:35:39 pm »
Not really .. he's my line of thought.

You say you've had problems running ANY liveCD's since installing Puppy (so I'm assuming you didn't have issues previously) .. so I'm wondering if the HDD itself is dying and somehow causing a kernel panic.

Would be good if we could take the HDD completely out of the hardware equation.

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Re: Peppermint 5 Kernel Panic
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 03:32:21 pm »
I will have to check when I get home to be precise but it is definatley 2.6.___

I wondered if maybe the newer 3.___ kernel is just too much for my computer, as most of the other Distro's I have tried lately have been the newer 3 series kernel.

I will send an exact kernel version when I get home. The HDD could be going, I am trying to revive a Dell Inspiron 3500. It is about 10 or so years old but I have been able to run Puppy on it without problems, just slowish.

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Re: Peppermint 5 Kernel Panic
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 07:39:57 pm »
Kernel  2.6.32.59
I am in the middle of a pfix=purge. See if that help