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Old 07-07-2004, 10:48 AM   #1
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2.6.7-1.469 fails to start init on Fedora Core 1

I have a Fedora Core 1 system running 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl, and I wanted to load a 2.6 kernel onto it and use that instead. So I went and downloaded 2.6.7-1.469, installed it and restarted the system. The 2.6 kernel booted up fine, but once it reached the following line:

Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k

It stopped. The kernel was fully responsive - both Ctrl+Alt+Del and Alt+SysRQ generated responses, but init was never started. I tried with init=/bin/bash2 specified on the commandline - no go. I even went and downloaded kernel 2.6.6-1.436 and tried that instead, and still no go.

Has anybody ever experienced this? I can supply additional information if desired.
Old 07-07-2004, 02:04 PM   #2
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Just boot again with your old kernel and disable the kudzu service (hardware recognition on boot) and you should solve your problem
Old 07-07-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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I'll try that. But how could kudzu interfere with the kernel's ability to run /sbin/init?


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