[LinuxBIOS] Kernel panic???

Peter Stuge stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org
Tue Oct 4 17:44:06 CEST 2005

On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 09:56:17AM +0800, Huang-Jen Wang wrote:
> FILO version 0.4.2 (root at localhost.localdomain) Thu Sep 22 15:46:08
> CST 2005
> Press <Enter> for default boot, or <Esc> for boot prompt...
> boot: hda1:/vmlinuz- root=/dev/hda1 console=tty0


> hda: ST320014A, ATA DISK drive
> ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
> hda: max request size: 128KiB
> hda: 39102336 sectors (20020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=38792/16/63, UDMA(100)
> hda: cache flushes supported
>  hda: hda1 hda2


> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 184k freed
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found.  Try passing init=
> option to kernel.

Are you sure that /dev/hda1 is the root partition?

This depends on your distribution, but it's not uncommon to have
/boot be a separate partition and store the kernel there. If that is
the case in your system, try using root=/dev/hda2 with FILO instead.


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