Bug 131928 - kernel fails with init=3
kernel fails with init=3
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-09-06 18:29 EDT by Emmanuel Seyman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-07 00:44:07 EDT
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Description Emmanuel Seyman 2004-09-06 18:29:57 EDT
Description of problem:
FC3t1's kernel will fail if "init=3" is added to the options list in

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How reproducible:

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
3. reboot
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!
Actual results:
boot fails

Expected results:
boot should start/continue

Additional info:
Disabling SELinux via /etc/sysconfig/selinux has no effect
Putting runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab allow boot to complete (??)
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-07 00:44:07 EDT
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.

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