Re: Freeing unused kernel memory - Solved.

From: Mark Farmer (
Date: 02/22/05

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    Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 10:36:34 +0000
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    OK folks, for the record & for anyone else who gets stuck on this, I
    fixed the problem by booting into rescue mode from cd1, chrooted into
    /mnt/sysimage and forced a reinstall of init like this:

    When in rescue mode & chrooted mount the cdrom: mount /mnt/cdrom
    Use rpm to force a reinstall of init:
    rpm -ivh --force /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/SysVinit-2.78-19.i386.rpm

    Exit the chroot environment & reboot.

    Hope this helps someone in the future :-)

    Mark Farmer
    Linux System Administrator
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