Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131928
kernel fails with init=3
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:48 EST
Description of problem:
FC3t1's kernel will fail if "init=3" is added to the options list in
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ensure that runlevel 5 is selected in /etc/inittab
2. edit /etc/grub.conf to include "init=3" to the kernel options
4. boot fails with the following message:
Red Hat nash version 4.1.9 starting
WARNING: can't access 3
exec of init (3) failed!!!: 2
umount /initrd/dev failed: 2
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
boot should start/continue
Disabling SELinux via /etc/sysconfig/selinux has no effect
Putting runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab allow boot to complete (??)
init=3 isn't proper syntax, that says to use the binary "3" for init.
You just want to add '3' to the boot options.