Re: Upgrade to 2.4.16 produces "Kernel panic: No init found"

From: vda (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 08:41:02 EST

On Monday 10 December 2001 17:41, Bob Poortinga wrote:
> Hello kernel gurus,
> I have searched the list archives and google'd myself silly, but I
> can't seem to find a solution to my problem.
> I am trying to update my 2.4.3 kernel (Mandrake 8.0 distro) to 2.4.16.
> I did a 'make oldconfig' with my old .config file and added ext3 kernel
> support in addition to ext2. My root fs is ext2 (as are all my fs).
> The new kernel boots but panics when it tries to mount the root fs.
> Here is the error:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Mounting /proc filesystem
> Creating root device
> Mounting root filesystem
> pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 216k freed
> Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

Using initrd I guess?
Please describe your boot process.

Initrd support broke between 2.4.10 and 2.4.12, it does not like romfs and
minix initrds anymore. I have a testcase.

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