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Old 04-12-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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ZipSlack 9.1: no init found

After a thorough search (I'm no newbie), I found that:

# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 1276 4866 28844707+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

C:\linux\linux.bat contains:
\linux\loadlin \linux\vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 rw

...yet kernel says:
Kernel Panic: No init found. Pass init= to kernel.

I searched in C:\linux\{sbin,bin,etc} for init but could'nt find it.

Is it that it didn't install properly? It should be there, right?

I'm gefuzzled.
Old 04-12-2004, 01:58 PM   #2
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I haven't done anything with ZipSlack yet but the Slax live cd refers to init in the isolinux.cfg and it looks like this....

label slax
kernel vmlinuz
append max_loop=255 initrd=initrd.gz init=linuxrc livecd_subdir=/ load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=7777 root=/dev/ram0 rw

In this case, the linuxrc is buried inside the initrd.gz file. I don't know if you can use that one or not but if you can, it might be easier to get it from the linux-live-4.0.4 under the /initrd directory.
Old 04-14-2004, 06:57 AM   #3
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Never mind...

After trying some other Windows-based Linux Distributions, I found:

They are rubbish. generated the correct md5sum

Filzip didn't do it's job properly.

Freezip, after some very slow inflating, worked.

Zipslack ROCKS.


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