Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-21-2005, 03:38 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 288

Rep: Reputation: 33
Kernel Panic After Restoring Linux Partition

Kernel Panic After Restoring Linux Partition ( post #1)

Hello forum,

After restoring my Linux partition with Acronis True Image mirroring software, I get the following message half way through the boot process:

starting udev
can't mount root file system
kernel panic no init found try init= options

But whenever I do a clean install of this same version of Linux to test my system on that same partition, everything boots up fine. So that proves to me that my computer is working OK. And Linux was working fine when I first made the backup image so it must be good too. I would rather use the restore instead of performing a clean install to save all of my installed programs and settings.

I am using Mandrakelinux 10.1 kernel version - 12

If I run lsparts from the rescue CD, all of my partitions show up OK.

If I run init=/ sbin/ init at LILO after hitting the escape key, I still get the same error message.

If I attempt to do an upgrade install to try to fix it, it says oops - no root partition.

Can anybody help me please?

Thanks in advance,

Last edited by rrrssssss on 04-21-2005 at 08:07 AM

Last edited by rrrssssss; 04-21-2005 at 07:37 AM.
Old 04-21-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 288

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 33
Update --

I typed root=/dev/hda1 at the LiLo command prompt and and the OS booted up a little further before it stopped.

Now during the boot process it reads:

checking root file system
superblock can't be read
no such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda5

I THINK that second line should read fsck.ext2/dev/hda1 since I don't even have a hda5 anywhere I can see. hda1 is the hard drive where Linux is installed, not hda5.

One more thing, I think the problem has something to do with the way the Linux partition was restored because whenever only 1 partition is restored (I have 2 partitions, XP and Linux for dual boot) using True Image, nothing in the MBR gets restored. So I guess the MBR is failing to point to something that is needed to get Linux to boot.

Can anybody be kind enough to get me through this?

Thanks in advance,

Last edited by rrrssssss; 04-21-2005 at 08:33 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kernel Panic After Restoring Linux rrrssssss Linux - Software 1 04-29-2005 06:38 AM
Kernel Panic with Ext2/Ext3 partition check kewlemer Linux - General 3 04-06-2005 07:49 PM
kernel panic at reiserfs partition... mathfeel Linux - General 3 09-09-2004 06:05 PM
A 2.6.7 Kernel panic: looking for UDF-fs partition on please RedHatMasta Linux - General 10 08-26-2004 07:20 AM
Invalid Partition Map w/ Kernel Panic Vellos Linux - Hardware 2 09-17-2003 04:03 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration