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Old 04-12-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
ZigonOfZigonia
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init error, couldnt mount ext3


Thanks for your time and for trying to help with my problem! I installed Redhat 8. When I try and load it...it goes through the motions but the screen goes colorful when it is about to pull up the logon screen. I tried using The F keys and control f keys and alt f keys and control-alt f keys to get a command prompt or anyhting at all but nothing happens. I booted from a diskette and it gives me this :

Mounting root filesystem
VFS: couldnt find ext3 filesystem on dev ide(3,67)
mount: error 22 mounting ext3
pivotroot: Pivot_root(/sysroot,sysroot/initrd)failed: 2
unmount /initrd/proc failed:2
kernel panic: no init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

but there is no command prompt........any ideas?
Thanks for yor Time!
~Zigon
 
Old 04-13-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Can you give us an idea of what your harddrive configuration looks like? Does GRUB come up at all or does the screen just start going bonkers? The message you are getting seems to refer to the initrd image that should be installed on your drive. The kernel panic line is suggesting that you pass the location of initrd to the kernel while it is booting. This should be an entry in your grub.conf, something like init=/boot/initrd.img.

Red Hat allows you to boot from the Install CD and go into rescue mode. You may be able to use this feature to help solve the problem. Once you are in rescue mode and at a shell prompt you should be able to examine your drive. It will attempt to mount any drives it locates. If I remember correctly the mount point is something like /mnt/sysmount.

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