Ok as the last post I made states im a TOTAL NEWB to Linux and dont know a single thing about it at all. But in my endevors to learn i decided to throw myself into it by installing an upgraded Kernel. Well in doing so I found a great text on this site on how to do it. Thanks to the mods for making it a sticky
The problem I am having is this. Everything went really smoothly when I configuered and compiled. I went from version 2.4.20-8 Kernel to 2.6.3 Kernel I got from kernel.org. Configuring, Compiling, Saving, and replacing my old Kernel went without a hitch. But when I went to reboot into the new Kernel I get an error and it stops loading. Im on Red Hat 9
Here is what I get, I left out everything up to the point the errors start.
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error 19 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot.inited) failed:2
unmount: /inited/proc failed:2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 228k freed
kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
And then of course it stops booting and I am left disheveled and wondering what went wrong and why. Does anyone know what this is and how to fix it? Mind you a step by step explination will be needed as so far anything else is totally beyond me to understand lmao.