Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

Andrew Benton b3nton at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 09:01:04 PST 2010


On 24/01/10 16:40, Rambabu Dasari wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I am trying to build Linux from Scratch(LFS), while booting the kernel
> throughing the following error.
>
> [    4.586704] Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> [    4.592188] Failed to execute /init
> [    4.595746] Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found.  Try passing
> init= option to kernel.
> [    4.604190] Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.30.2 #1
> [    4.609649] Call Trace:
> [    4.612168]  [<c164073c>] ? printk+0xf/0x11
> [    4.616417]  [<c1640695>] panic+0x39/0xd1
> [    4.620493]  [<c10012e5>] init_post+0xd3/0xd6
> [    4.624916]  [<c1aa231f>] kernel_init+0x152/0x15c
> [    4.629686]  [<c1aa21cd>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x15c
> [    4.634456]  [<c100340f>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
>

Looks like you've screwed up somewhere. Have you compiled support for 
you motherboard's chipset into you kernel? Likewise support for whatever 
device your root filesystem is on and whatever filesystem you use. I get 
the "No init found" error if I screw up the grub.cfg and try to boot the 
wrong partition (which doesn't have /sbin/init) but that shouldn't 
produce an oops. Sorry I can't be more help.

Andy



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