Bug 17765 - kernel panic booting cdrom
Summary: kernel panic booting cdrom
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: alpha Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 2000-09-21 11:01 UTC by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-18 15:33:06 UTC
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2000-09-21 11:01:13 UTC
The  system is a KP1000/667 with a cdrom on hda and two scsi disks.

Booting the cdrom results in a kernel panic:

Kernel Panic: No init found.  Try passing init= option.

The SRM command was:

boot dqa0 -fi kernels/vmlinux.gz -fl root=/dev/hda

Using the boot floppies works fine.

Comment 1 Gene Czarcinski 2000-10-11 16:19:15 UTC
Confirmed.  This problem still exists in rc1.

Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2000-10-11 21:39:46 UTC
You are not booting properly.  Use:

boot dqa0 -fl 0

Comment 3 Gene Czarcinski 2000-10-13 10:46:27 UTC
And how is a user suppose to know that they need to boot this way -- devine
inspiration??  At least put something into the README.  The current README says
to look on www.redhat.com for SRM info.  Good luck!

Comment 4 Brock Organ 2000-10-17 21:01:24 UTC
documentation issue aside ... ;)

does the "boot dqa0 -fl 0" allow the install to boot from CD ...?
if not, what level of firmware is on this machine ...?

thanks for your efforts w/this ...

Comment 5 Gene Czarcinski 2000-10-18 14:18:37 UTC
boot dqa0 -fl 0 works!

Sorry I did not make that clear.  The "only" problem now is to tell folks that
this is how to boot.

Comment 6 Brock Organ 2000-10-18 15:33:03 UTC
agreed. We are working with the documentation folks on this ... thanks for your

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