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Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot !!!!

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I'm running Oracle Linux 6.3 on a VMware machine which based on a HP Proliant BL620c G7 server.
I've installed IBM Websphere version 8.5 and IBM HTTP Server version 8.5.
After installing VMware tools for this machine, I was asked to reboot the server, but on start we got a kernel panic such as below:

Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted 2.6.39-300.26.1.el6euk.x86-64 #1
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff81502a9b>] panic+0x91/0x1a8
[<ffffffff8105e4b2>] ? enqueue_entity+0x52/0x210
[<ffffffff8106e6cb>] forget_original_parent +0x32b/0x330
[<ffffffff8106e6cb>] ? sched_move_task+0x9d/0x150
[<ffffffff8106e6eb>] exit_notify+0x1b/0x190
[<ffffffff8106f7ee>] do_exit+0x1fe/0x430
[<ffffffff8106fa75>] do_group_exit+0x55/0xd0
[<ffffffff8106fb07>] sys_exit_group+0x17/0x20
[<ffffffff8150dc82>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Could anyone give me a pointer as to what is or even could be causing this? I'm completely stumped at this point

  • 1. Re: Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot !!!!
    alvaromiranda Explorer
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    i will suggest validate with the vendor that they support uek kernel

    otherwise, you should go and try the redhat compatible kernel.

    latest version of oel6 is 6.4 and kernel 2.6.39-400 in case you want to ugrade,but check my fist point before

  • 2. Re: Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot !!!!
    Dude! Guru
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    It looks like the system has trouble opening or finding the /boot volume. I don't think it is an incompatibility with your hardware. You might however want to make sure you installed a recent VMware version and have correct settings to support x64 guest OS. I'm not using VMware anymore, but under VirtualBox such issue can be due to missing I/O apic and VT-x support in the BIOS.


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