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Old 12-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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upgrade > kernel panic


I did a system upgrade (last one was a couple of months ago) and for first time in 3 years of using arch, it breaks.

First it failed as all the klibc files were already on the system. I removed klibc and everything seems to go ok. When upgrade finishes, I check and find that klibc is installed, I guess as a dependancy.

When I boot I get:-
Failed to execute /init
Kernel panic - not syncing: no init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

I reimaged to my old system, but exactly the same happens when I repeat the upgrade. There is a /sbin/init as always, so I've no idea what to do here.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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little more input. distro lilo boot loader or grub boot loader etc etc etc. output needs input
 
Old 12-21-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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This might be helpfull kernel panic
 
Old 12-21-2008, 01:33 PM   #4
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little more input. distro lilo boot loader or grub boot loader etc etc etc. output needs input
opps I miss read arch.
ok your boot loader is the problem. and it need to be pointed to the new kernel. if you where using grub this may explain it. then if you need a intitrd to boot also make sure your boot loader is pointing to the new kernel and initrd.img. this sounds like arch did a kernel upgrade and it is up to you to make it point to the new kernel. you have windows still on the hard drive to. if so the scripts did not work for you and they updated you boot loader but if you have windows on the first partition it may have never found the default /hda/boot/grub/menu.1st if you have a sda same thing. fix the boot loader.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 10:47 AM   #5
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@Nikosis - I already read that link. Its not helpful in my case as I don't want to go back to the old kernel and I tried this now x3. The kernel upgrade runs fine, so I can't see that chrooting in and reinstalling will help

@Drakeo - its not a bootloader problem; I get as far as trying to run init before it fails
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:00 PM   #6
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This problem was solved here:-
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=61538
 
  


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