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Old 07-22-2003, 11:41 PM   #1
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RH9 not booting

Hi, first of all I`m a . I`ve played around with linux and tried to install glibc 2.3.2. Nothing special. Then i rebooted and suddenly out of nowhere (i didn`t make anything with lilo or my boot folders) i`ve got an kernel panic: no init found.
I`ve got a dual boot. hda1 is boot, hda2 is winxp on fat32, hda3 is root, hda4 is windows lba shit, hda5 is swap and hda6 is ntfs.
Everything with lilo.conf seems to be ok. I`ve booted from rescue mode and everything seems to be fine. I don`t know what`s happenning. I didn`t make anything with my boot options- nothing.

Every help is appreciated.
Old 07-23-2003, 12:30 AM   #2
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First of all, if it's a default installation of RedHat Linux 9, it's GRUB what you have as a bootloader, not LILO.
I think your problem can be solved by passing the init option to the kernel through GRUB. At the GRUB prompt (I'm assuming that you installed the bootloader on the MBR) press 'e' so you can edit the boot parameters, and in the second menu there is a key you press to enter more parameters (it's likely to be 'e' again, not certain) and just add "init=5" (without the quotes). Press return to go back to the menu and press 'b' to boot the highlighted entry.
Well, that's what I do whenever I get that kernel message, hope it helps you out.
Old 07-23-2003, 11:25 AM   #3
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Hey I`m a newb but Iknow what I`m doing.So he probably can solve this problem, he knows redhat for over 4 years so he knows something about it, so I shouldn`t post here questions, but there is a little problem. I`m really bored with this M$hit and want to learn how this OS works hope you understand me.
THX for your reply anyway .
Hope you understand me, my english is not that good

Last edited by CMDR_PAIN; 08-21-2003 at 03:51 PM.
Old 08-19-2003, 03:33 PM   #4
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well done, boy. you seem to know how such a forum works...


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