Bug#420809: Bug: Installation-reports: init placed in /sbin/init but Grub looks for it as /init
On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 01:46:57PM -0700, David Warman wrote:
> Am I supposed to respond directly to you or should I redirect this to
> a more formal address?
The bug address (email@example.com) is the right place to send replies;
> Sorry, not assuming buggy crap. Debian is anything but. Only assuming
> that if I was not given the option to place init that it would be
> taken care of. That it wasn't taken care of I consider a single bug,
> and it surprised me too. Would have stumped me if I didn't have some
> knowledge of what I am doing, and almost did.
Well, grub certainly doesn't need you to manually specify the path to init
in the general case. Did you add this boot option in /addition/ to the
defaults, or /replacing/ them? If you replaced the default options, that
at least suggests where to continue looking for the problem.
> Boot method: CD (downloaded the latest stable CD .iso)
> Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/4.0_r0/i386/bt-cd/
> Date: 4/23/07 5:30pm
> Machine: Intel PC server chassis,
> Processor: PIII
> Memory: 2GB RAM, 80GB IDE HD
> Partitions: accepted the default option presented during
> installation, i.e. use entire disk, about 2.5Gb for swap. I did not
> make any changes to this.
> i.e. a basic standard oldish system, perhaps a little higher in
> capacity but no special devices. Not even sound. Just new enough to
> have two USB 1 ports.
> Output of lspci -nn and lspci -vnn: don't have the machine set up
> yet to where I can share the results back to my Mac, however I do not
> think the Broadcom CNB20LE bridge or ATI Rage XL or the two Intel
> 82557 Ethernet controllers etc would have affected where init was
Not that the lspci output matters much in this case, but this is almost
certainly not a problem with where init was placed.
> Base System Installation Checklist:
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
> Initial boot: [ O]
> Detect network card: [ O ]
> Configure network: [ O]
> Detect CD: [ O]
> Load installer modules: [O ]
> Detect hard drives: [ O]
> Partition hard drives: [ O]
> Install base system: [ O but ignored video resolution selection]
> Clock/timezone setup: [O]
> User/password setup: [ O but not in sudoers ]
> Install tasks: [ O]
> Install boot loader: [ O ]
> Overall install: [ O- ]
> Took everything at default settings.
> Installer placed init in /sbin/init, kernel looked for it as /init,
> couldn't find it, and panic'ed on reboot.
What is the output leading up to this error message, when booting without an
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