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Bug 185424 - Kernel panics when trying to boot runlevel 3 (init 3)
Kernel panics when trying to boot runlevel 3 (init 3)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2006-03-14 12:48 EST by Bryan Christ
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-14 12:57:23 EST
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Description Bryan Christ 2006-03-14 12:48:42 EST
Description of problem:

Kernel panics when trying to boot runlevel 3 (init 3)

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How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Interrupt grub boot process
2.  Press 'a' to append kernel boot arguments
3.  Add "init 3"  (no quotes, quotes only for redability)
4.  Press enter
5.  Watch kernel panic
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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-03-14 12:55:18 EST
Please attach the actual panic.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-03-14 12:57:23 EST

Just add '3', not 'init 3'. 'init 3' is a user-level command, not a kernel argument.
Comment 3 Bryan Christ 2006-03-14 13:56:58 EST
wow.  been using 'init 3' for 5 or 6 years now.  i guess in the past 'init' was
just being ignored.  does it have significance now?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2006-03-14 14:02:29 EST
The kernel may be interpreting it as init=""; haven't checked.

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