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hey, right this is weird i installed red hat linux the otherday and updated the kernel with the udate agent it was fine able to boot straight away, but i did a fresh install of RH9 today and updated it and i get the error loading the kernel 2.4.20-19.9 there error i get is:
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
dont understand the problem at all i can still boot into the orignal kernel.
First you'll need to know the package name that got installed, so as root in a terminal type:
rpm -qa | grep kernel
And you'll likely see quite a few packages. Try to find the one(s) that match the upgraded kernel, then type (make sure you are picking the correct kernel, not the working one):
rpm -e packagename
Where packagename is the package you find from the command above.
That's really beyond me, however I'm assuming (bad idea sometimes ) that RedHat uses RPM's to upgrade. If that's so, then the command:
rpm -qa | grep kernel
Should list the package name that got upgraded. You just have to compare it to the kernel that doesn't work to make sure it's that one and not the working one.