[LiveCD Trac] #1638: LiveCD fails, Hanging at "Starting init..."

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Sat Apr 1 21:35:46 PST 2006

#1638: LiveCD fails, Hanging at "Starting init..."
 Reporter:  Pete at drunkpian.org.uk  |        Owner:  jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  defect                 |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  high                   |    Milestone:  6.2                           
Component:  CD                     |      Version:  x86-6.1.1-3                   
 Severity:  normal                 |   Resolution:                                
 Keywords:  init unionfs           |  
Comment (by justin at linuxfromscratch.org):

 As requested by Alexander, I have done the following:

 1)  Started the LiveCD with the "usb-handoff" parameter

 This didn't help and the LiveCD still froze at 'Starting init...' on a
 i586 machine.

 2)  Removed all USB and SCSI items from the kernel.

 This resolving in the LiveCD failing to boot even before starting init.
 The process to get the CD was rm -fr ../iso, then rm prepiso.  I then
 changed the config to the kernel by removing USB ad SCSI support
 completely, then adding in the lines for squashfs and unionfs to yes.

 The output was:

 Mounting unionfs...
 Failed to mount unionfs: No such device
 Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init

 This could be a mistake in my iso creation but the kernel config and so on
 looks fine.  I will investigate this problem further tomorrow after work.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/ticket/1638>
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