I am getting the "Kernel panic: no init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
" message from loadlin in Zipslack
. One previous question about the message is Kernel 2.4 in Zipslack (Waring: unable to open an initial console | Kernel Panic...)
I downloaded from slackware-8.0/zipslack/zipslack.zip from my chosen FTP site. I unzipped it to the top level directory of a DOS partition so that Zipslack is in the E:\linux directory. Zipslack uses LOADLIN v1.6b and kernel version 2.2.19. I edited the LINUX.BAT file as specified.
I am not aware of any other modifications I have made to the unzipped Zipslack files and supposedly that is all I need to do. I assume that since it got to the point of looking for init I do not have a problem with 16-bit real mode and extended memory and such. My LINUX.BAT now has:
E:\linux\loadlin \linux\vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6
I have tried other partitions (hda4-hda7 at least) and none of the others get that far, so it seems certain I am specifying the correct (logical) drive. I sure wish loadlin could be more helpful for determining what is the correct drive.