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Re: Kernel panic: No init found

From: grenoml
Subject: Re: Kernel panic: No init found
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 18:35:07 -0800 (PST)

--- grenoml <address@hidden> wrote:
>   Well hi again!  Hey Dave Balazic thanks for your comments on my
> hangs' post.  Got a little bit better grip on GRUB now.
>   I been making attempts at getting one of my Linux machines to boot
> from a /boot partition rather than from a boot directory on /.  I
> have
> two hard drives: hdc (set as BIOS boot device) and hde (my / is
> here). 
> I made and configured a /boot partition on hdc and it has all the
> boot
> files.  I have my /boot/grub/grub.conf configured as follows:
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> default=0
> timeout=10
> splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
>         root (hd0,1)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=/dev/hde1
>         initrd /initrd-2.4.18-14.img
> title DOS
>         rootnoverify (hd0,0)
>         chainloader +1
> I did a grub-install /dev/hdc and rebooted.  Good thing is that I get
> the GRUB splash menu.  The bad thing is that I'm getting a kernel
> panic
> on mounting the root filesystem.  Here are the boot messages:
> ...
> Mounting /proc
> (all the LVM stuff gets activated successfully - / is not under LVM
> BTW)
> Mounting root filesystem
> kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
> EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
> pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
> umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 212K freed
> Kernel panic: No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel
> ---
>   Tried passing init=/bin/sh to see if / was really there somehow -
> no
> dice.  It looks as though it may have mounted the filesystem but then
> pivotroot doesn't succeed for some reason.  I've been working with
> this
> for a while without any luck so I thought I would post what I'm
> seeing
> in hopes that maybe someone might have some pointers for me. :-)
> Regards,
> Gerry Reno

Some followup.  I was believing that perhaps the / ext3 journal might
have been corrupted somehow so I removed the journal, changed the entry
in /etc/fstab to ext2, crossed my fingers and rebooted but no luck -
same errors.  The odd thing is that the messages still showed it as
trying to mount / as ext3.  Isn't /etc/fstab controlling here?  So I
went back to rescue mode and used tune2fs to reinstall the journal and
changed /etc/fstab back to ext3.  I just can't see what this problem is
with mounting root.  In rescue mode the / partition is just fine and it
gets mounted as ext3 under /mnt/sysimage.  I can access all the files
on it so it seems strange that it won't mount during the regular boot.
Anyone seen this before?

Gerry Reno

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