Re: linux-2.1.44 on i586: Immediate crash on boot

Jon Torrez (
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 17:53:45 -0500 (CDT)

for those of you who have system crashes as soona s 2.1.44 boots up
i feel for you, I myself have had somewhat better luck
I was able to get 2.1.44 booted and running
the only problem was, it was not executing any shell(s) for the user
it just stood there, intresting huh?

slacker login: root
Last login: Tue Jul 8 17:43:19 on tty1
Linux 2.1.44.
There is an old custom among my people. When a woman saves a man's
life, he is grateful.
-- Nona, the Kanuto which woman, "A Private Little War",
stardate 4211.8.
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hdb1 402507 208150 173569 55% /home

no shell :(

not even an oops or anything, syslog logged that i was on

Jul 8 17:51:23 slacker login: ROOT LOGIN ON tty3
Jul 8 17:51:24 slacker shells: root logged in on tty3

Jon Torrez:
LBJ High School Systems Admin

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Mike Bristow wrote:

> In article <>,
> (Gerald Britton) writes:
> [snip]
> oops or hard crash). This has been one of the most spectacular crashes
> > i've seen under Linux, under NT i've gotten even worse (and more frequent
> > than even 2.1.x kernels) crashes where the monitor goes into whitenoise :)
> This is actually a ploy by microsoft to contaminate anyone who is a
> hacker with the original MetaVirus. For a full explination,
> see Snow Crash :)