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Bug#420809: Bug: Installation-reports: init placed in /sbin/init but Grub looks for it as /init

On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 11:34:50AM -0700, David Warman wrote:
> Package: Installation-reports
> Version: debian-40r0-i386-CD-1.iso
> Severity: Important

> (NB: originally rejected because Package: was not first, but I copied  
> from your example in which Package: was also not first)

> Performed a mostly default install of the current stable as of  
> yesterday on a PIII with a single HD, which I specified should all be  
> used and should be reformatted. On initial reboot got a kernel panic:  
> "can't find /init". As Grub does not (apparently) provide any means  
> of browsing the HD, and I could not get find to find init, I had to  
> guess. Finally adding init=/sbin/init to the kernel line worked.

> Since no configuration option is presented as to where init should be  
> placed, I do think Grub and the installer should agree a priori.

> makes the release not suitable for naive users.

You're going to have to provide more information about what you did when
installing (instead of apparently assuming that our installer is total crap
and contains obvious bugs making it totally unusable), because this is
certainly not the normal behavior of the Debian system upon installation.
Please see the installation report template at
<http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch05s03.html#submit-bug> for a
starting point.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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