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Re: kernel panic error

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 20:54, H.S. <hs.samix@gmail.com> wrote:
On 10-07-16 10:56 AM, H.S. wrote:
On 16/07/10 05:59 AM, Sunita Barve wrote:
I have been using debian 5.0.3. I had changed disk and had connected on two
different machines. Now I am getting the following error

I am in a similar situation.

kinit: trying to resume from /dev/sda5
kinit:No resume image, doing normal boot...
Target filesystem doesnt have /sbin/init.
run-init: /bin/sh: No such file  or directory

[ 5.449855] Kernel Panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init!

can anyone help me to sort out this error.

And I am getting similar errors. Can you post what are the grub lines
for the kernel you are trying to boot in? Also, what are the disc
partitions like in this machine (which is "/", "/boot")?

The solution in my case was to fix the grub's boot stanza for the relevant kernel. The drives' names may change in different computers. My solution was to put the UUIDs of the partitions for "/" and "/boot" (I have these on different partitions), instead of their patition names like /dev/sda2, in the boot stanza. If you want, I can post the stanza from the /boot the machine as an example.

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It is necessary to use initrd image while using UUID.  So UUID method may not work with custom kernels where drivers are compiled in.  To find the uuids of of a non working system, first boot with a live/boot cd and issue either "blkid" or "ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid"
Update grub accordingly.

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