Originally Posted by Tillus
Kernel Panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
I'm no expert, but that sounds like a symptom of a bigger problem. In all but the most extreme cases I would think it should boot to a CLI runlevel. It sounds like it's not
reading the disc. Try passing an init parameter (3 for RH?). I'm guessing that will spawn more error messages.
I've had great success lately with the Fedora Rescue CD. If you can get that, or if you have one of your own, boot with that to see if you can't dive into those logs to find the source of the problem. If the hardware and disc are OK, then I'm out of ideas.