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Old 12-19-2001, 03:21 PM   #1
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I don't know how to create an emergency disk

I used the command mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.212-20
cuz I want to upgrade my kernel so I need a backupplan =)
but when I tested the disk and I rebooted the computer I got
the next error
Warning unable to open an initial console
Kernel Panic No init found Try passing init=option to kernel

I really apreciated your help
Old 12-20-2001, 09:41 AM   #2
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you can recompile a kernel and not over-write the old one... simply recompile (and optionally save settings to a different file), then copy the kernel image somewhere (like /boot/), then add it as a boot option in lilo. just make sure that your old kernel entry in lilo remains the default. for more info, read the lilo HOWTO:

also, did you try another floppy, in case it's bad?


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