Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112594
Kernel panic: no init found
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:00:48 EDT
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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=/
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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.
Can you provide all of the messages you get before the unable to find
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