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Old 09-21-2001, 06:46 PM   #1
Nooooobie
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Kernel panic using loadlin


What is the loadlin command to start Red Hat 7.1 on my system? The mini howto at linuxdoc.org said:

c:\loadlin c:\vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 ro

I tried:

loadlin vmlinu~1.2-2 root=/dev/hdb1 ro

(/dev/hdb1 is my /boot partition)

but it caused a kernel panic:

Freeing unused kernel memory: 236K freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel Panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

I don't want to use LILO and the bootdisk is slow, so I would like to be able to use loadlin
 
Old 09-22-2001, 01:59 AM   #2
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I don't know if this will work, but try pointing it to your root ' / ' partition instead of ' /boot '.
 
Old 09-22-2001, 10:43 AM   #3
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It worked. I should have tried that. Is there any way to tell if the bootdisk passes parameters that loadlin doesn't?
 
Old 09-22-2001, 06:25 PM   #4
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Boot into linux then insert your boot disk into the floppy drive and try to mount it. If you can, then look around on the disk and see if you can find any configuration files like lilo.conf or syslinux.cfg ( I think that's what it's called). Look in them and see what they pass to the kernel.
 
  


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