Bug 112594 - Kernel panic: no init found
Summary: Kernel panic: no init found
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-12-24 01:18 UTC by jmw
Modified: 2007-04-18 17:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 03:36:46 UTC
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Description jmw 2003-12-24 01:18:29 UTC
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Description of problem:
i'd recently run auto-update, and found several different new
packages, plus an update to kernel 2.4.20-24.9.  i have no way of
knowing whether the new kernel was the problem or not.  i simply ran
the update for everything, re-booted then got the subject error
message.  (previous kernel was 2.4.20-20.9.)  i find i cannot
successfully re-boot into anything from 18.9 to 24.9, though i can get
to the Grub loader page.

i found several hundred messages on google related to this, many refer
to re-creating an empty initrd file in the root.  i don't know how i
can do that at this point, but will continue investigating.  for what
it's worth, i find this through the Grub loader page:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-24.9smp ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-24.9smp.img

i imagine i could edit the kernel line and add something, but don't
know what to add, don't know how adding anything will affect the file
structure.  right now, i need a little basic guidance. 


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. every attempt to boot the system, after recent update

Expected Results:  should have successfully booted with any kernel
from 18.9 to 24.9.

Additional info:

i don't have one clue as to the cause.  i wasn't editing anything, i
did not compile and attempt instllation of anything, i simply ran Red
Hat update as Root.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-01-03 20:09:00 UTC
Can you provide all of the messages you get before the unable to find

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-05 03:36:46 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have further
information to add to this report.

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