Kernel panic - not syncing. No init found.

Matthias B. msbREMOVE-THIS at
Fri Oct 28 11:23:18 PDT 2005

On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 15:51:52 +0200 Andreas Åberg <andreas at> wrote:

> Hi
> I have compiled a uClibc HLFS system and everything seems to be ok until
> i try to boot it.
> (the hda3 gets mounted here without any problem)
> VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly
> Kernel panic - not syncing. No init found. Try passing init = option to
> kernel
> I have googled and tried everything... help!!!
> I tried to change init to init=/sbin/init and init=/bin/bash and init=3
> but it has no effect what so ever...

I'm not sure but I believe the message may be wrong. The problem could be
missing devices in /dev instead of a problem with init. Check if your /dev
is set up properly.


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