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Re: Kernel panic: No init found.



Reid Mumford <reid@pha.jhu.edu> writes:

> On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, sean finney wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 01:09:50PM -0500, Reid Mumford wrote:
> > > EXT2-fs warning: checktime reached, running e2fsck is recommended
> > > VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> > > VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
> > > change_root: old root has d_count=1
> > > Trying to unmount old root ... okay
> > > Freeing unused kernel memory: 156k freed
> > > Kernel panic: No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel
> > >
> > > Any ideas on how to save this system without having to reinstall?
> >
> > try booting up with init=/bin/sh and see if you can get yourself
> > a root prompt.  if so, you're golden.  you might need to
> > reinstall some packages (like sysvinit), and i don't know what
> > the easiest way is to find packages that might have corrupted
> > files though.

> no love from the init=/bin/sh option.

Than you're really bad off! Have you examined the contents of your /
partition, e.g. from a recue CD? What does it look like? Is /sbin/init
there? Is it executable? Is /lost+found populated with files? 

Johannes



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