[lug] Help!

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Wed Mar 13 09:53:38 MST 2002

>>>>> "Terry" == Terry Branaman <t-branaman at attbi.com> writes:

>> Try booting with:
>> linux init=/bin/bash
>> and see if that works. Looks like your init package is messed up or
>> the partition with the init package on it.

Terry> That didn't work, so I booted into rescue mode using the KRUD
Terry> CD and ran e2fsck. No errors reported, same results when I
Terry> rebooted.

ok, so you can see your install on /dev/hdb1? 

Is there a /mnt/sysimage/sbin/init ?

Terry> A little more information - the last few lines on the screen
Terry> are: pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
Terry> freeing unused kernel memory. 224k freed.  Kernel panic: no
Terry> init found.

hum...looks like the initrd might have problems... 

boot from the rescue cd, and try doing: 

chroot /mnt/sysimage
mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.4.9-31.img 2.4.9-31

and then try booting. 

also, did you make a boot floppy? Have you tried that? 
you can make one with:

mkbootdisk 2.4.9-31

Kevin Fenzi
MTS, tummy.com, ltd.
http://www.tummy.com/  KRUD - Kevin's Red Hat Uber Distribution

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