I posted this in another forum site and i thought i would try the fedora forum before i reinstall FC6.
What had happend was i installed FC6 via DVD image. The install went great and quick and painless. I proceded to download a game i left the room while it downloaded and game back it was about 90% done, the screen asking to do the updates came up, instead of pressing no i accidently hit update and it started to load the update thing, after a few minuets all the sudden my download said it was write protected and could not finish downloading to the desktop and some blank windows popedup. The computer started to run really slow so i went and did a reboot, it did its log off bit and stopping processes. Then it went to restart and thats where it got the kernel panic error as you see with the screen shot below.
I was told to run the linux install cd and type in linux rescue command and i did, was also told to run fsck on /boot and i got this
fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006)
Warning Couldn't open /etc/fstab No such file or directory
e2fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006) No such file or directory while trying to open /boot
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is vaild and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else) then the superblock is corrupt and you might try running e2fsck with alternat superblock
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
Then i typed in fdisk -l and got this
<pre>Disk /dev/hda: 41.1gb, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/tracks, 4998 cylinders
units= cylinder of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks ID Sytem
/dev/hda * 1 3 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda 14 4998 400420124 8E Linux LVM
Not sure if i am dealing with hardware failure or bad sectors or ???
I know previosuly the comptuer had xp on its been sitting for a year and when i first booted it, it said the win32 folder was corrupted, which is leading me to belive bad sectors or bad harddrive.
AMD Athlon XP 1.5GHZ
512MB Memtest86 did not find any errors with the memory
Not sure on motherboard with onboard LAN and video disabled
ATI video card (FC6 Detects it just fine in install)
3com 3c905 ethernet
what x86 should i be using i586 or i686 for the kernel
If no one has any idea let me know and i will just reinstall FC6