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How can i repair Kernel panic?

Posted on 2000-04-22
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I run Linux Redhat 6.0. It showed messages

"Warning: Unable to open an inital console
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init: option to kernel."

what should I do?

thanks.
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by:smile040800
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Hi,
Have u tried making a bootdisk and trying to boot into redhat.
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by:lab
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Sorry, I forgot to tell you that I created boot disk and ran it.  I typed "rescue", I still show the same messages. (I just started to use Linux)
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by:Ted22
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That's not the kind of boot disk you use to boot linux on the hard drive. When you install it asks you if you want to make a boot disk. That disk is to boot the partition on your hard drive. Using the disk your talking about it can be done, but if your a newbe reinstall is what I suggest. If you reinstall, make a bootdisk when it asks you.
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by:lab
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yes, that is the boot disk that i created when i installed.
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jyu_88 earned 50 total points
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the error itself sounds like you just need to specify run level at boot to the kernel. Assume you are using LILO, at LILO prompt, type:
linux single[enter]
to get into single user mode.
If things were worse, you can say:
linux init=/bin/sh[enter]
to avoid most part of init process and just try to get a shell on the console
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by:lab
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what should I do after that?
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by:Unreal7000
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I use GRUB so i would open grub.conf it may be lilo.conf if you use LILO. And where it says

linux int=/boot/something.img
change to
linux init=/sbin/init
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