Re: Kernel panic...

From: William Lee Irwin III
Date: Sat Dec 06 2003 - 00:48:11 EST

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 01:34:35AM -0800, neel vanan wrote:
>> Mounting root filesystem
>> mount : erro 6 mounting ext3
>> pivotroot : pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd)
>> failed:2
>> umount /initrd/proc failed :2
>> Mounting devfs on /dev
>> freeing unused kernel memory : 464k freed
>> Kernel panic: no init found. Try passing init= option
>> to kernel
>> After then blinking cursor.

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 06:19:28AM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> Could you post your .config?

Okay, the first thing to try is removing devfs from the equation if
possible. Your mount is getting back -ENXIO, suggesting whatever device
you're trying to mount doesn't exist according to the kernel. devfs
does device management internally to the kernel, so it's a likely culprit.

It would also be helpful to find the command-line arguments issued to
mount(8) when it's failing, as well as more information about the
contents of your initrd. Can you boot without an initrd?

-- wli
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