Kernel panic - not syncing. No init found.

Andreas Åberg andreas at
Fri Oct 28 22:32:07 PDT 2005

Ken Moffat skrev:
> On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Andreas Åberg wrote:
>>>  What we know so far:
>>> (i) hda3 does have a reiserfs filesystem.
>>> (ii)the kernel isn't able to run either /sbin/init or /bin/bash on
>>> hda3.
>>> 1. When you mount hda3 at /mnt/lfs on the host system, do
>>> /mnt/lfs/sbin/init and /mnt/lfs/bin/bash exist ?  If they don't, is
>>> the directory structure garbled (e.g. /mnt/lfs/something/bin/bash
>>> exists), or is it the wrong partition ?
>>> 2. If they do exist, when you chroot to /mnt/lfs, can you then run
>>> /bin/bash ?
>>> Ken
>> 1. Yes they exist.
>> 2. Yes i can run /bin/bash, and everything else to.
>  Odd. In that case, the primary suspect has to be a linking problem.
> I'm no expert on how programs linked with uClibc ought to look, but
> what does 'ldd /bin/bash' show when you are inside chroot ?
>  FWIW, if this was a /dev problem, I think you would get a different
> message, something like "unable to open initial console".  You do have
> console and null in /mnt/lfs/dev (before running udevstart in chroot),
> don't you ?
> Ken
No I have checked that and there is nit linking problem.
I have a console and a null, however I did notice now that i miss a
/dev/initctl where does that come into the picture?


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