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Old 09-01-2002, 12:09 PM   #1
jcaines
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booting linux


I have been running Red Hat Linux 7.3 on my machine for about a month. I set a five gig partition aside because i wanted to install xp at a later date. The day has come. I installed XP and i am using linux boot disk to boot into linux. However, i am getting an error;
Kernel panic: No init found. Try Passing init= option to kernel

tried that and it didn't work.

Any suggestions. Thanks.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 02:19 PM   #2
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It looks XP has messed something with LILO (hope that only with it). To make sure your all Linux partitions are well boot from RedHat installation cd (in "rescue" mode), run
fdisk /dev/hda
and press 'p' to list all partitions, 'q' to quit. See if all your EXT3 partiions are on place. Then try to mount your root Linux partion:
mkdir /mnt/linux
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda5 /mnt/linux
where /dev/hda5 should be changed to the righ partition in your system (fdisk results will tell you this).
When it's done use
chroot /mnt/linux
to use your hd install as root dir and follow instructions from
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/Linux+NT-Loader.html
(starting from part 5).
 
  


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