Kernel panic: No init found...

andreasa at tmrsd.tch andreasa at tmrsd.tch
Tue Mar 23 04:22:52 PST 2004

On Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:06:48 +0100, Rainer Peter Feller <rainer at> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Mar 2004 andreas at wrote:
>> I got a
>> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
>> Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
>> What I checked so far:
>> I use ext2 file system and the ext2 drivers are build into the kernel.
>> /sbin/init (of the LFS system) is present, owned by root an executable.
>> /dev/console (of LFS) is present, a char device and has the same rights
>>     a some other (LFS3.3) system on another computer
>> I tried to start with init=/bin/bash, but got the same result (Kernel
>>     panic)
>> This is from the LFS 4.1.
> are you sure that you mount the right rootpartition?
> are you sure that elf execution is in then kernel?

Yes, /dev/hda3 and
yes, elf (but not a.out and misc)

But I have to admit, I'm not 100% sure about the mounting... I know that
in my lilo.conf, the kernel entry points to /dev/hda3, but I'm not 100%
sure my fstab has a /dev/hda3 / entry (no access from my office to the
not running computer, but I will check it as soon as I get there)

Thanks, Andreas

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