CentOS 4.8 booting failure

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CentOS 4.8 booting failure

Post by leokcss » 2011/07/15 07:24:20

Hi all

My server is infected virus, I have clean some of the virus, but some virus cant clean by anti virus software, it only can be quarantine. One day, the power of the server os cut off. After the power is on and the server turn on.
The following message appears:


Booting 'CentOS (2.6.9-89.ELsmp)'

root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-89.ELsmp ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
[Linux-bzlmage, setup=0x1e00, size=0x16573c]
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-89.ELsmp.img
[Linux-initrd @ 0x37f3c000, 0xb34c5 bytes]

Umcompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 1 of device 0000:00:00.0
Red Hat nash version starting
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
/bin/sh: ro: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!


Can anyone help me solve the problem?
Thank you very much.

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CentOS 4.8 booting failure

Post by pschaff » 2011/07/16 18:13:37

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature.

The error "/bin/sh: ro: No such file or directory" results from the sh shell attempting to execute a command "ro" that is not on the path, perhaps indicative of an error in a startup script.

What led you to conclude you were infected with a (very rare) Linux virus and what actions did you take to remove or quarantine it?

Why are you still using the original 4.8 kernel when many bug and security fixes have been released in 4.8 and 4.9 updates? The current kernel is kernel-2.6.9-89.35.1.EL.

Have you tried booting from installation media in rescue mode?

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