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Old 11-20-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Zipslack, can't boot it (panic. Cannot load init..)

I am having what seems to be a relatively common problem with zipslack

Panic: Cannot load init. Try passing init= option to kernel

Previous threads on a variety of forums have not provide me with much joy. I am using the loadlin.exe. I tryed using the loadrd=/linux/loadrd/tgz

This gave me my old problem cannot mount partition something like that.

Any help?

[edited, erm typo]

Last edited by jatos; 11-21-2004 at 10:12 AM.
Old 11-20-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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Read the readme that comes with zipslack it addresses this issue.

You need to go into the loadlin file and change the root=/dev/sda to root=/dev/hda

This is well documented in the readme

Reason for this before you ask is because zip slack was designed to be put on a zip drive not a harddrive nativly. But i must admit it makes one hell of a small base system. Only 100mb

by the way zipslack makes some strange lookin files when you read the fat file system in windows. This is because of the limitation on file names that the fat file system suffers.
Old 11-21-2004, 06:53 AM   #3
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I've got the root=.... fixed, I now only get if I put in the initrd=/linux/initrd.tgz

Theres some other reason why its not working. being a I don't what it is.


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