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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:06:46 pm »
Perfect SeZo! Ordered that, and a HDD dock so I can transfer all the stuff from the server HDD's to the new 1TB HDD.

Thanks again gents!

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: January 01, 2014, 05:08:27 pm »
Infact that reminds me, I have an old version of Ubuntu on that lappy... I just need to grab a HDD caddy then, since I've got a 1TB sata drive here. Anyone know if those IDE/SATA > USB 2.0 cables actually work on Ubuntu 11.xx?

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:56:39 pm »
Looks like I'd best invest in a new, used pc/server then. Unless any of you guys have any idea how I could mount an EXT4 drive on a Win7 lappy?

I have an old lappy here, that's sitting about doing nothing, I could turn that into a temp server, if I could get it to read EXT4 because Windows obviously doesn't read it natively...

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:39:59 pm »
Not sure if this is any help, but I once had a similar issue where the PC would suddenly switch off and restart or get half way through booting and switch off, I don't remember if if it panicked but I spoke to a friend of mine who is an IT technition about it and right away he told me to have a look a the small capacitors on the motherboard and if the top of any of them looked like they were bursting outwards then that would most likely be my problem as it turned out he was right , apparently this was a common problem with Intel boards of a certain vintage.

Anyway might be worth having a look


Good luck


Graeme

Give yourself a pat on the back.

I just checked the caps. a few of them around the CPU and chipset are bursting outwards.


What did you do? Get a new mobo or what?

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:12:29 pm »
Yep, everything was removed apart from the CD drive, the ram, CPU and PSU.

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: January 01, 2014, 03:36:58 pm »
Ok, so following Mark's suggestions of disabling onboard LAN, and running only the CD drive, it still yields the same results.

That being, computer will start up, as soon as it goes to probe the hardware, I get a kernel panic.

Sorry for bumping an old thread btw, I've only just got back around to this issue. Seems the HDD's live to see another day (thank god!)

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News and Events / Re: Seasons greatings and best wishes from Linux.co.uk
« on: January 01, 2014, 02:53:14 pm »
Happy New Year everyone! :)

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: September 14, 2013, 10:39:17 pm »
No it was the third time. The other two before that were just reboots as I went into the BIOS to check if everything was ok, and it was.

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: September 14, 2013, 10:08:10 pm »
I think he said it was acting a bit weird .. then the network dropped out.

So I'm thinking there's a hardware issue .. possibly network adapter or HDD, and the minute the kernel attempts to probe (or write to) the hardware it crashes.

Which is why I said to try a different HDD and remove all unnecessary hardware.

@ BkS

Can you attempt to boot a LiveCD (desktop edition) with no HDD's attached .. and/or disable the network adapter (and anything else) in the BIOS.

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Memtest does runs the tests. I did it last night, and there was nothing failed, or  nothing that didn't pass.

convinces me even more it's a failed piece of hardware.

Sure thing, will do it when Formula Drift goes to half time break. :)

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Sorry, I meant that you started to get the kernel panic after the encrypting.

Kernel panic only started happening when I turned off the server and then turned it back on. :/

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: September 14, 2013, 09:47:45 pm »
Quote from: Mark Greaves
What does memtest do ?

Memtest does runs the tests. I did it last night, and there was nothing failed, or  nothing that didn't pass.

So it was working up untill you:
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I encrypted everything, and set every file to root, read permission only.

Nope, it was working, up until it didn't start showing on the network. So I had to physically use the keyboard attach to the server, and change everything.

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: September 14, 2013, 09:17:35 pm »
So you get a kernel panic from a 10.04 CD as well ?

I lost that CD, don't know where I put it, but I would suspect yes, because when I turned on the CD drive, I slipped GParted in there, and it did the same thing with GParted when it went to load the actual OS info.

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Linux Support / Re: Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server
« on: September 14, 2013, 09:05:53 pm »
Have you got another HDD you can try ? .. I have a feeling it might be a failing/failed HDD.

If you're getting a kernel panic in BOTH versions, probably something hardware causing it .. try removing, disabling ALL uneseccary hardware untilo you find what it is.

Why does everyone think every problem is some kind of intrusion ?

What do you mean by "I encrypted everything, and set every file to root, read permission only." ?

If you're

All hardware was disconnected and I tried with only the primary HDD and the CD drive. Again, got a kernel panic.

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What do you mean by "I encrypted everything, and set every file to root, read permission only." ?

I have 2 accounts on there. Root & my account which is just a normal user account with sudo privileges. I set all the folders, etc, I use so that only the person with the root account password (me) can look at those files, but not be able to make any changes to them.

I have 4 HDDs, three of which are primarily used for the OS, documents, applications and 3D files. Another is only 20GB and has some Wallpapers (there's like 100 or something) on it.

Sezo - Yeah I think that was when I didn't have a PS/2 keyboard, I wasn't able to select the language. I have a PS/2 keyboard now though, and I also downloaded 12.04.3 to save myself from a ton of updates.

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Linux Support / Kernel panic, Ubuntu Server [Solved]
« on: September 14, 2013, 08:17:40 pm »
Hello people, it's me!

I have a really annoying problem at the moment. About last week, I believe my server started acting strange by turning itself off, and then restarting. Usually it just sits in the corner of the room, doing it's thing and I don't take any other notice of it. Most of the stuff on my server, is actually stuff I need to get to, and at this present time, I can't.

It's sucking really badly because I need to get to the files. I have a few projects which are due for Monday, and I've not been able to access them.

Instead of coming here as a first resort, I decided I'd instigate the problem myself. So I checked over the logs, everything seemed fine, I looked over the updates, and it was just the usual security updates from Canonical. So I logged out, and thought nothing of it, until my server started not showing on the network. This was peculiar, because normally it always shows up when it's on. But it didn't.

I think I've come to the conclusion that one way or another some hijacked my network somehow, which has gotten me security conscious yet again. In order to preserve what little security I had left, I encrypted everything, and set every file to root, read permission only.

I then went turned off the server via SSH using:

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shutdown -r now

Thinking it was probably a good time to update from 10.04 to 12.04 Ubuntu Server, I went and downloaded it. Burned the disc via my lappy no problem.

As I turn the server on again, I'm confronted with a kernel panic. Keyboard is flashing at me, and I get this screen:

[Click here, because it's too big for the forum]

I also took a video of the start-up process, for your laughing pleasure.  :D

When trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04, everything is fine until I hit "Install Ubuntu Server" and the server then goes back into a kernel panic. I'm honestly not sure what the problem is. All I know is that I need help figuring this one out. I have tried before hitting "Install Ubuntu Server" pressing F6, and choosing nomodeset then going to the boot options and removing "quite" so I can see what happens, but again, it'll go straight to a kernel panic.

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Hello all, I'd like to talk about a popular topic generally considered to be relevant to rooted Samsung Android devices. Why do I want to talk about this particular topic? Well because I think people should know, as I feel not enough people know about it.

The topic in question is about the /EFS folder which is a hidden folder in the core of your Samsung Android device. Why is this folder important? Well it's important because this particular folder stores your unique identification files, such as your devices IMEI number, MAC addresses for the radios, ESN numbers, etc. You get the jist.

If you have rooted your Samsung device, PLEASE, back this folder up. This folder is incredibly valuable to the functioning of the phone. If this folder becomes corrupt when flashing ROMs, or installing new recoveries, then your phone turns into an expensive paperweight.

How do I know this? Well, in an unfortunate chain of events, I have had the "joy" of experiencing this. Without a backup of my /EFS folder, my phone, Samsung Galaxy S3, is now a VERY expensive paperweight.

Had I known before about the /EFS folder, I would've backed-up. However I didn't, and as things go, I'm now left without a phone... for now.

I urge you all to back up your /EFS folder. There are many tools on XDA-Developers that can help with this, however you can with Android Terminal Emulator run:

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su

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busybox tar -cv -f efs.tar -C /sdcard /efs

Ensure you have Busybox installed when doing this (though you should have busybox installed anyway.)

I hope people can learn from my mistake.

- BkS.

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Linux Support / Re: Upgrading an Android tablet
« on: May 12, 2013, 08:06:52 am »
I'm a bit swamped with stuff at the minute and not had a minutes break. I should be able to help you later tonight.

Best thing to do is download the latest TimXY ROM, and then flash that onto your Flytouch 3. There should be scripts in the ROM somewhere for WiFi.

I can't do anything at the minute since I'm in Glasgow.

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