Poweredge missing /initrd, kernel panic on boot
jason at dstc.edu.au
Wed Jun 12 01:53:01 CDT 2002
On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Hubbard, David wrote:
> Hmm, I've never seen an initrd directory, typically
redhat 7.X onwards uses /initrd to mount the initrd image.
if you delete it, yes, you are stuck on a reboot,
the solution is to boot from a cdrom or emergency boot
floppy, mount the filesystem, mkdir the directory and
> > I'm faced with a server (thankfully, one not yet in
> > production) that gets a kernel panic most of the way
> > through the boot, likely because the /initrd directory
> > got deleted (the miscreant programmer confessed; he
> > thought that since it was empty it wasn't needed :).
> > Actual message is the infamous "kernel panic: no init
> > found". I don't think anything else significant
> > changed on the machine since it last booted properly,
> > so I'm guessing it not finding /initrd is enough to
> > stop it in its tracks.
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