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Old 01-25-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy Anyone got a spare initrd-2.4.20-8


While trying to update my kernel in Redhat 9 from 2.4.20-8 to 2.6.1, I followed instructions from one of the posts in this group. Unfortunately, I was stupid enough to not read the other messages in the post and followed the first post's instruction of 'rm /boot/initrd.x.x.x' (IDIOT).

The new kernel doesn't work. It doesn't load. It just gives me:
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel


So can anybody PLEEZ tell me how to get initrd.2.4.20-8 back onto my system as I can no longer boot it. Either that, or telling me how to get 2.6.1 working.

Thanx

Jamie --- Proudly South African
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:19 PM   #2
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You may still have it.
Are you using Grub or Lilo?

There's a good chance that you have, in /boot, a file called initrd, which is merely a symlink to your new initrd file...if you change that symlink to point to the old one you should be ok.
I don't know if RedHat is as reasonable as that, though...just going by my experiences with suse
 
Old 01-25-2004, 07:36 PM   #3
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like my post says i stupidly did 'rm /boot/initrd.2.4.20-8'. this was no symlink. i'm just gonna 'update' the system using rh9 cds, that should work (i hope )

thanks anyway
 
Old 01-25-2004, 09:23 PM   #4
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sorry I misread your post.

Good luck with it.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 12:45 PM   #5
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I updated the system, so now I can log onto my computer again. WHOO HOO! But now i have to get new kernel working!
 
  


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