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Re: Installer changes...

To: "Francis M. J. Hsieh" <>
Subject: Re: Installer changes...
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 22:37:25 +0200
Cc: Alex deVries <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from Francis M. J. Hsieh on Thu, May 14, 1998 at 03:25:48AM +0800
References: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980513003341.15722A-100000@lager.engsoc.carl> <>
On Thu, May 14, 1998 at 03:25:48AM +0800, Francis M. J. Hsieh wrote:

> [deleted]
> sgiseeq.c: David S. Miller (
> eth0: SGI Seeq8003 blah:blah:blah:blah
> Partition check
>    blah....
>    blah....
> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 32k freed
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= optional to kernel.
> [halt]

Alex already said it, try adding init=/bin/sh to the boot options.

> And I use the kernel in GetingStarted directory, and got panic, too.
> ("should not happened yet")

That was a real bug.  The kernel in GettinStarted in truely ancient.  I
replaced it by vmlinux-2.1.99.


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