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LinuxWorld: Ask the Geek: the limits of FTP, X servers, PCI modems and a Kernel panic

Feb 02, 2001, 09:17 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Drake)

"I have been attempting to transfer a 4 GB QuickTime movie file to Linux over FTP from an NT (or Solaris) box to a Red Hat Linux 7.0 box. However, it stopped after 2 GB of data was transferred. Is there a size limitation on FTP file transfers with Redhat 7.0? Please help me to figure out this issue...."

"I installed Netscape 6 on my Red Hat Linux 6.1 machine. Initially, the installation went on fine, but when I tried to close the program it wouldn't close. I logged out of X and attempted to restart. Since then, I can't seem to get Xwindows (KDE) running. A blank screen is followed by this error message: Failed to set default font path 'unix/:-1'. Fatal server error. Couldn't open default font 'fixed' I believe it may have something to do with the fixed font...."

"Kernel panic? Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01 is the last line I get during boot-up. Things were working great when I shut it down using the stop sequence on my Red Hat 6.0 with GNOME installation. There is one customer file on this disk that I would truly love to have. I booted with a different boot disk and got this message: Warning unable to open an initial console. Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel? How does one pass init= to the kernel if it doesn't boot?...."

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