Kernel Panic: No Init Found Try Passing Init=option To Kernel
I have a dual-boot system: Mandrake 9.1 and XP Pro. I had XP Pro first and then added a 2nd HD and installed linux on it. Everything was working fine until (Needless to say I learned the hard way) I tried to boot from one HD without the other...
I tried to remove the HD with linux and boot from XP only... I got a black screen with strings of "0101010101....." On the other hand I tried to remove the HD that has XP Pro on it and tried to boot from the Linux HD only I got just a black screen.
When I put the 2 HDs exactly as before, I could not boot from neither OS anymore. I still get the LILO prompt to choose an OS but when I choose one, it starts and hangs.
For Mandrake 9.1 here is the error message I am getting:
"KMOD: FAILED TO EXEC /SBIN/MODEPROBE -S -K IDE -CD, ERRNO = 2
MOUNT:ERROR 6 MOUNTING EXT3 FLAGS
KERNEL PANIC: NO INIT FOUND TRY PASSING INIT=OPTION TO KERNEL"
For XP I cannot even boot from "the last known good menu" or "safe mode"...
When I first installed Linux it did not give me the option on where to put LILO and therefore I don't know on which drive it is on... I don't have neither a boot disk for Mandrake, nor the original installation CDs and don't know if they would help or if it is the windows side that's messed up!
Before I mess up anything more can anyone give me some tips...Any help is appreciated!