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Old 05-28-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
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kernel panic

Hi all
I created a new initrd image with mkintrd command.i commented the existing initrd image entry in /boot/grub/grub.conf file and added the new initrd image.and now the system does not boot it says "File not found" .when i login to grub command prompt and boot with the Kernel and initrd image ( the one commented in grub.congf file ) as i cannot find the new one .
I followed the following steps in grub command prompt

1) Find /grub/stage1

o/p - (hd0,6)

2) root(hd0,6)

o/p - filesystem type ext3......

3) kernel /vmlinuz-2.618.164.el15 ro root=LABEL=/

4) initrd /init <TAB key >

I get all the files including the old initrd image ( cannot find the new one just created ) so i use the old one and say boot

5) boot

The system throws an error

Kernel panic - not syncing : attempted to kill init !

Please help

Thanks in advance

Last edited by vedaprasad; 05-28-2010 at 06:00 AM.
Old 05-28-2010, 06:17 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by vedaprasad View Post
4) initrd /init <TAB key >

I get all the files including the old initrd image ( cannot find the new one just created ) so i use the old one and say boot
Well, there's your problem. Did you try booting without any initrd? Or perhaps boot with your old kernel and old initrd and try to find out where the new initrd is hiding.

Old 05-28-2010, 09:23 AM   #3
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A bit late for this, but you're generally better off leaving the old stuff in grub and adding a new entry for testing.

That being said, you may want to bootdisk it, and restore your old grub.

You're also better off (drumroll...) using the search function


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