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Old 02-11-2005, 10:35 AM   #1
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Init not found

Hi all,
I had a dual boot with Windows XP and Mandrake 9.0. I sucessfully resized my XP partition to give me some extra space. But this seems to have affected my linux partitions.
It would not boot and fails with the following message:
pivotroot: pivotroot/sysroot/sysroot/initrd failed
init not found. try init =

I have tried to recue using a Mandrake resue disk. Did a fdisk -l, lsparts to see if my partition table is available. Thereon I fixed my lilo.cof, installed lilo again by running /sbin/lilo. Fixed my fstab. Tried giving init=3 in lilo.conf. I also verified if I have a /initrd directory and initrd images in /boot.

Can somebody suggest what else might be wrong ? If
I would really appreciate it, I dont want to reinstall my linux


Last edited by sumesh; 02-11-2005 at 10:39 AM.
Old 02-11-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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Opps seems your beloved dual boot XP has borked your disk and over-wrote something.

A reason why dual-booting sucks.


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