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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2019, 02:48:27 PM »
Hi, thl04!
Something goes very, very wrong. Maybe some hardware incompatibility.
My next advise (maybe silly one) is to try the older TinyCore version, even start with TinyCore 6.4.1, not necessarily Pure64 version, you can find this iso images in Downloads past releases. If you want try the minimal Core, not TinyCore niether CorePlus. Silmply to have some running system.
Maybe some kernel modules are to be blacklisted, but this means tight examining the hardware specifications of your box. By the way, what is exact model of your HP?
Maybe some linux kernel (not TinyCore specific) boot codes will repair the boot.

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2019, 04:46:01 PM »
Maybe some hardware incompatibility.
My next advise (maybe silly one),,,,TinyCore 6.4.1,
I am also suspecting the hardware !

not silly, in fact an excellent idea :) I flashed TinyCore-6.4.1.iso and it boots! Yea!!
to a command prompt of  tc@box
So then I flashed CorePlus-6.4.1.iso expecting it to give me a desktop ?? but no, it also booted to a cmdprompt of tc@box.

Anyway, it is progress :) and now I have some experimenting to do with the various archives and some reading of the books as well.

Thank you very much for all your help and suggestions, much appreciated.
time for a nightcap and then bed >>>>

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2019, 11:36:05 PM »
thl04 wrote:
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...I will continue searching through google, but hope someone here can offer a quicker fix !

.. Sometime back , when I came across this problem continuously - gibberish screen etc - , I simply replaced the old memory card with new one and used YUMI to install TC.

 ... And all was well with nice TC 10 desktop .

 ...This may not be actual soln , but  since I was in a hurry , I didnt waste time to experiment with the old memcard !
Just my 2cents ! :)

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2019, 12:06:08 AM »
Hi,thl04!
Try to find the latest Core version which will boot sucessfully on your box, maybe start with Core 9.0. If it will boot you will be very close to success.

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 07:05:29 AM »
Latest news from the front :)  is :-

The good news, I have Tiny10 running ok on a DELLlaptop so I know what it should be doing.

The bad news is - that m/c is heavily used by the family !
And 9.0 does not boot on the HPdesktop, so the idea of resurrecting the HP as a minimum learn-linux box is still unfulfilled :(
,,,,I am continuing to work through the archives.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 07:08:54 AM by thl04 »

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2019, 09:51:35 AM »
Sorry for two posts in a row, but I cant add/edit to my previous.

The very bad news is that it seems that something changed in the world of Linux since I tried it live some years ago and my HPdesktop is no longer able :(

I have just tried a live Ubuntu and it will not boot either (same text screen ending in Kernel Panic but this time two beeps as well )
also,I said earlier that Knoppix did run ok, well that was with my old Knoppix on CD, I just tried the latest one and guess what, boot fail & KP again  :'(

So it looks like I have a hardware problem with new versions.
And the only newish Linux that can 'see' my HP hardware is the Rasberrypi Desktop version of Jessie !


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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2019, 10:45:19 AM »
@thl04, if you have limited h/w specs,  I think you can start from bare minimum  TC2.5 onwards ! :)

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2019, 10:51:35 AM »
It says tc-6.x booted earlier in the thread.

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2019, 06:05:16 PM »
Hi thl04
... The very bad news is that it seems that something changed in the world of Linux since I tried it live some years ago and my HPdesktop is no longer able :( ...
Try TC10 again. When the menu comes up, hit  tab  and add:
Code: [Select]
debug textto the append line. If you get to a command prompt, enter:
Code: [Select]
dmesg > dmesg.txtand attach the  dmesg.txt  file to your next post.

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2019, 06:40:54 PM »
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.It says tc-6.x booted earlier in the thread.
Yes , but could'nt hold ... may be due to in-sufficient RAM...
Just guessing this, by his post of Knoppix 3 live was able to work, but latest Knoppix and Ubuntu not loading !

But if Rich's latest suggestion works , may be some clue comes out from dmesg.

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2019, 02:58:27 AM »
Hi thl04
Try TC10 again. When the menu comes up, hit  tab  and add:
Code: [Select]
debug textto the append line. If you get to a command prompt, enter:
Code: [Select]
dmesg > dmesg.txtand attach the  dmesg.txt  file to your next post.
Thanks for your thought but,
I can append, then when I ENTER it still does not boot, still does the KP thing and locks up, no cmd prompt  :( catch22


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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2019, 05:35:35 AM »
Hi thl04
... I can append, then when I ENTER it still does not boot, still does the KP thing and locks up, no cmd prompt  :( catch22
Then try it with this:
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debug base

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2019, 10:14:48 AM »
Hi, thl04!
So let's assume that 6.4.1 is working. At least it is able to give us hardware info.
You will need net access to be able to load some extensions. So does your box have wired internet or wireless is the only possibility?

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2019, 10:17:28 AM »
And one little question. Have You got http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html?

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Re: KernelPanic (new non!-user help please)
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2019, 12:50:02 PM »
Then try it with this:
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debug base
another fail to boot with the same Kp.