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    panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to Kernel

    hi
    what this means:
    "panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to Kernel"

    help pls.

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    Re: panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to Kernel

    Salve berdy!

    >what this means:
    >"panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to Kernel"

    What is the context? When you got this message with booting Knoppix
    from CD, is this not good ...

    If you booting with lilo and got this message, your lilo.config
    was not complete. There must stand "init=/etc/init"
    So please tell more, to help you better....
    rob

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    hi rob, thanx for reply.
    so, when i'm booting from CD in the end it says that "panic: no init found. try passing init= option to kernel" and nothing like "init=/etc/init" and thats it. whats wrong? what should i do?

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    Your CD may be bad.
    Boot up with:
    knoppix testcd

    and have knoppix check your cd, if it's OK, then maybe try it on another computer.

    HTH

    rock

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    I get the same error, i dont see any init= cheatcodes anywhere, i tried failsafe, lang, various other combinations.. After several write errors, it ends in kernel panic and the same as the first msg in this thread. The cd is good, my third one ive burned and tried, and using another computer is not an option. Any ideas?

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    bleh, the mirror i downloaded the iso from didnt have the current version, so i got 5/20/03, instead of 6/06/03 >, trying again with current..

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    I'm getting this error too

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    I'm seeing the same; I've now tried with 3 different 3.2 versions, to no avail
    See my other thread at http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3914#18278
    If someone has found a work-atound, I'd be grateful to hear about it!

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    I'm seeing the same error, and I believe (at least in
    my case) it is due to not having enough memory. I'm testing
    on a board with only 16Mb of RAM.

    Looking back through the logs, I see
    Creating directories and symlinks on ramdisk...
    followed by
    No space left on device.

    Looks like the ramdisk fills, and so we end up with
    an invalid root disk layout.

    Guy.

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    I've downloaded from a few different sites around the world (all English versions). There are two different ISOs, both dated the same day.
    KNOPPIX_V3.2-2003-07-25-EN.iso
    and
    KNOPPIX_V3.2-2003-07-26-EN.iso
    but both dated teh 27th. Each gives me the error on boot:
    "Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel"
    If the ISO is bad, all the current 3.2 mirrored ISOs are bad. I've tried these CDs on 8 different computers, from Dells and Gateways, to homebuilt clones. Makes no difference what I type to try to pass parameters to it.
    Even failsafe has the same error.
    This is not a bootable CD.
    Hoping for the next (hopefully functional) version.

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