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Old 12-13-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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exec of init (sbin/init) failed

Hi All,

I am getting below error after rebooting the RHEL 5

exec of init (sbin/init) failed !! No such file or directory....
Kernal Panic- not syncing. Attemted to kill init !

What would be the problem?
Old 12-14-2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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Looks like /sbin/init is missing. Boot a live CD and check that it's there. Also check previous messages to see if the kernel is able to mount the disk.


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