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Re: [Xen-users] domU custom kernel: Kernel panic - not syncing: No init

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] domU custom kernel: Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
From: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 22:12:36 +0700
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On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 9:07 PM, Alveox Services <alveox@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) on device 202:17.
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 268k freed
> Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found.  Try passing init= option to
> kernel.
> Cannot figure why its not booting. It seems to find and mount root
> correctly....
> When I mount the filesystem manually, /sbin/init appears there.

You could try passing "init=/sbin/init". That would go in domU's
grub.conf (if you use pygrub) or "extra" line on domU config (if
kernel is on dom0).

Another possibility is that the kernel and userland has mismatched arch. Like :
- 32bit kernel on 64bit userland, or
- 64bit kernel, with 32bit compatibility turned off, on 32bit userland
(this happened to me once).



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