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#1 2013-04-03 22:00:41

r0b0t
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[SOLVED]Kernel Panic - Not Syncing attemped to kill init

I don't keep the batery in my laptop whife I'm using it at home, and my wife turned a switch wrongly off while I was installing the updates.
Ater when I started it I find this:

Now I'm an relatively old user of the system and this is the seccond time the exact thing happens , so DON'T TURN IT OFF WHILE YOU GUYS UPDATE - EVER.
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Direct Link Full view of the screenshot : http://s18.postimg.org/d3p2yv5cp/DSC_0085.jpg

Now after 12 hours I must be at work and I can't format it because there are so many things to configure that would take me one weak, I understand that the operation probably requires the CD so I'm downloading right now the last one via torrent.

Let me know please for any way to recover from this situation.

Last edited by r0b0t (2013-04-04 00:07:45)

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#2 2013-04-03 22:17:34

Neky
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Re: [SOLVED]Kernel Panic - Not Syncing attemped to kill init

I would follow the wiki article: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_Panics but I'm not an expert. Also, this topic might help: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=132271

Last edited by Neky (2013-04-03 22:19:33)

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#3 2013-04-03 23:35:26

r0b0t
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Re: [SOLVED]Kernel Panic - Not Syncing attemped to kill init

The only way was forcing the installation of glibc and systemd with pacman -Uf /path/to downloaded xz but now after the full boot can't get to the login prompt (I'm not using any login managers).

Instead when I use fallback I get to the login but most of the programs aren't working as the system is fully systemd compliant, any idea?

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#4 2013-04-03 23:46:17

r0b0t
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Re: [SOLVED]Kernel Panic - Not Syncing attemped to kill init

For those with the same issue you can do the following:

1) boot with arch CD
2) Set up your network https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network_Debugging
3) Mount your root / partition to /mnt/ and than cat /mnt/etc/fstab to mount the remaining /boot and most important /var like mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/var
4) cd /var/cache/pacman/pkg
pacman -Sw glibc systemd linux
5) Put everypackage to a usb just in case
6) Don't even think about chrooting because doesn't work , running /bin/sh from the system gives again an input/output error.
7) pacman -Uf /path/to/packages.xz -r /tmp/

reboot.

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#5 2013-04-04 00:10:16

r0b0t
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Re: [SOLVED]Kernel Panic - Not Syncing attemped to kill init

Now, not sure what fixed the second problem, and now I'm 2 tierd and it's to late to reply fully, but basically:
- I finished the first upgrade (the one where the cable was unplugged)
-  removed initscripts and sysvinit from your system and installed systemd-sysvcompat

So, I was able to get the login prompt back.

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