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Old 01-31-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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kernel panic no init found

I am a week new to Linux so please bare with me. I am very interested in Linux and obtained a book from a friend Linux in 24 hours, which includes a cd with open linux 2.2, boot magic, partition magic caldera edition. I installed it on my older pentium 200mhz. computer intel based with 1.7 gig HD. It works fine but when I partition and install on my p-4 intel based 2.53ghz. 60 gig HD. Video=64 mb,Maddog prowler(value series) 1-LG cdrw/dvdr, and 1-HPdvd writer 300i. I'm running win 98 SE. Everything goes great and when it is finished installing I click finish and it is supposed to reboot to the K desktop enviroments K display manager login screen but instead a black screen comes up saying Kernel Panic no init found try passing init=option to Kernel. Which is really confusing considering it works on my older computer. Please help me enjoy Linux?
Old 01-31-2004, 10:15 PM   #2
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well, if the install was done properly and went ok (which i am assuming is the case here) then perhaps your boot loader isn't configured properly, i'd boot the cd into rescue mode if you can, if not, go to or and find a small distribution that will act as a rescue disk, once you do that, use fdisk and mount to find your '/' partition and make sure that your /etc/lilo.conf (or /etc/grub.conf) has the proper partition entered in, then if you are using lilo, you run 'lilo' to reinstall it, you don't have to reinstall if you are using grub, but i would anyways just to be safe, hope this helps, and welceome to lq


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