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Old 04-24-2002, 02:52 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2001
Location: China
Distribution: RedHat 7.0
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Red face Kernel panic Redhat 7.2

Dear Friends,

I have installed Redhat 7.2 thats was working fine next day i came office i got kernel panic the message was

Loading jbd module
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
Loading ext3 module
Mounting /proc filesystem
Creating root device
Mounting root filesystem
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 240k freed
kernel panic: No init found Try passing init= option to kernel

Although i have checked boot with redhat cd by using "linux rescue" all file system are loaded sucessfully and there is initrd dir exists on / partition then why i m getting this error please
help me how i solve this problem i don't want to reinstall system

Thanks and Regards

John Lee
Old 04-24-2002, 09:52 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Distribution: Slackware
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Looks like bigger troubles

> kernel panic: No init found Try passing init= option to kernel

Basically what the kernel is saying is that "I'm all loaded now, but I can't find what to do next!" -- init is usually the next program that is run -- it is responsible for deciding what to do based on the system's current runlevel -- i.e. start up in single-user mode (runlevel 1), normal multi-user mode (runlevel 3), start up X (runlevel 4 or 5) and so on.

Since your rescue disk seems to have no trouble, I am suspecting that there is something incorrect with your linux loader (usually LILO or GRUB), or that your /etc/inittab (the file that init looks to to see what to do) is bad/missing.

I don't run RedHat myself so I'm not sure how much more help I can be -- Slackware's boot process is far simpler than RedHat's. Perhaps it is time to call RedHat support? I'm positive that this can be fixed without reinstalling.


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