Re: kernel panic: no init found

Pete Ware (
07 Aug 1997 17:56:18 -0400

I had a similar problem, except it found "init" but init couldn't find
/etc/inittab. It's caused by remounting the real root over the the
initial ram disk root -- not all the directory entries get removed.
So things like /dev, /etc, /lib all refer to the initrd. My solution
was to build a kernel with the correct disk drives compiled in and not
boot with the initial ram disk (remove initrd= from /etc/lilo.conf).

I assume some later version will eventually fix the bug.