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Can't boot from CD or USB - Attempted to kill init
« on: October 26, 2019, 08:08:43 am »
Hi all,

I'm desperately trying to get Peppermint installed on my machine (an old HP DC5800, core 2 duo, 4gb memory, 500gb hd), but whenever I boot from my CD or USB and select an option such as booting from the live CD or installing it, I always get the message:

"end Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exit code=0x00000009"

I've tried burning the ISO to a USB, CD etc and it's always the same story :(.

Any idea's what could be causing this?

I've also tried re-downloading Peppermint etc and it's always the same error for me.

Many thanks.
John.

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Re: Can't boot from CD or USB - Attempted to kill init
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 08:43:15 am »
Any chance you can try Peppermint 9 instead of 10:
https://peppermintos.com/iso/Peppermint-9-20190102-amd64.iso
md5sum: 245bd2d7bb12e5adac7d09e71cca7f98

If Peppermint 9 works, it can always be manually updated to Peppermint 10 but keeping the Peppermint 9 LTS kernel
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8442.msg86655.html#msg86655
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Re: Can't boot from CD or USB - Attempted to kill init
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 09:04:45 am »
Thank you for the reply - I did a bit more research online and found a BIOS update which I did and it seems to work now :) !

Trying Peppermint 9 would've been my next call if that still didn't work.

Thanks!

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Re: Can't boot from CD or USB - Attempted to kill init
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 09:09:54 am »
Great news Josto, glad you're up and running :)
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