Bug 232662 - kernel panic: init not found
kernel panic: init not found
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-03-16 11:15 EDT by tjustt
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-23 09:34:13 EDT
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audit.log (2.58 MB, text/plain)
2007-03-18 03:42 EDT, tjustt
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Description tjustt 2007-03-16 11:15:55 EDT
Description of problem:
When i updated my kernel to 2.6.20-1.2986 and with newer ones i have been
getting these lines when starting my system:

Failed to execute /init
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

I can start my system with 2.6.20-1.2985 kernel but with newer ones it halts to
that kernel panic.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.20-1.2986 and newer

How reproducible:
every time

Additional info:

When i updated my system with smart in text environment i also got these lines
when installing kernel:

buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
end_reguest: I/O error, dev fd0, sector0

it duplicates those lines many times and after it comtinues installing other
Comment 1 Darwin H. Webb 2007-03-16 19:46:31 EDT
Received this message today on 2990

Failed to execute /init
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

First FC7 kernel not to boot on this Pent III 800 EB, 1GB PC133,
via Appollo-133, IDE , FX5200

Almost every kernel since 2925 has failed on my Pent IV ht 2.4c, Intel865BGF,
and requires several boots with guessing at parms (such as)
nohotplug nofirewire nopcmcia noapci nousb irqpoll
2987 and 2990 are running with these nohotplug nofirewire nopcmcia noapci
But I think it is completely random and luck to get it started.


P.S. What would one pass on the init= ?
3 doesn't work.
/sbin/initab ?
or is it just broken?
Comment 2 Adam Goode 2007-03-17 18:35:58 EDT
Same thing with me. The last kernel that I have working is 2962. I have an ahci
SATA controller.
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2007-03-17 20:13:45 EDT
This was mentioned on Fedora list.  SELinux is preventing mkinitrd from
constructing a correct initrd.

Remove the latest kernel, setenforce 0, and then reinstall the kernel, and it
should work.

If it does, paste the AVC messages here (They'll either be in
/var/log/audit/audit.log if you have auditd running, or they'll be in dmesg)
Comment 4 tjustt 2007-03-18 03:42:30 EDT
Created attachment 150326 [details]
Comment 5 tjustt 2007-03-18 03:48:09 EDT
It worked but still got that I/O error and can't mount my external hard drive
because it isn't in active session or should i make a new bug report about it,
since looks like it isn't related to this problem?
Comment 6 Christopher Aillon 2007-03-19 16:43:47 EDT
fixed for me in selinux-policy-2.5.8-8.fc7
Comment 7 Will Woods 2007-03-22 13:01:25 EDT
tjustt: If the 'init not found' problem is gone, please close this bug. The 'I/O
error' is a different issue.

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