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#1 Guest_Wanch_*

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 05:17 AM

When attempting to boot one of my older Linux boxes the other day I get thrown into single user mode with the error "Is this the right Kernel for your hardware?". I can see where it says trying to find "PPP" device and fails. What is PPP? How can the kernel not be for this computer when nothing has changed? I haven't even booted it in months much less messed with any of the hardware.
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#2 WingedPanther73

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:33 AM

Possibilities:
1) you've got a hardware failure (PPP device would be something like a modem or ethernet card?)
2) a file got corrupted on your hard-drive
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#3 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:18 AM

WP nailed it, I can't think of any other reason this would occur if you haven't changed your hardware.
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#4 Guest_Wanch_*

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 09:00 AM

Hmm, odd. After a couple of reboots it started working again. Any idea on that?
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#5 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:02 PM

Did you have any devices switched on or off? I know some Laptops have a wireless switch. Perhaps your computer has something like that?
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