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Re: [vox-tech] missing init; system unbootable
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Re: [vox-tech] missing init; system unbootable

begin ME <dugan@passwall.com> 
> On Fri, 7 Jun 2002 ryan@mother.com wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 07, 2002 at 12:36:47AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > word up, ryan.  how did you manage this one?    :-)
> > > 
> > > try looking at initrd.
> > 
> > I looked, and it's where lilo says it should be.
> > 
> > I'm thinking that the mount error is the real problem, anyonw know
> > what it means?
> Check your /etc/fstab. Is the partition that is meant to be your root
> actually your root? Is the partition that is meant to be root that is
> actually your root specified to be the same filesystem as what /etc/fstab
> states?
> If that is all fine, then make sure your init is part of your
> "/" (root) partition and check it (fsck -t ext2 /dev/....) from an
> emergency boot disk.
> Are you trying to run an older kernel with a "newer" ext2 filesystem? Some
> settings available for ext2 in the linux 2.2 (and later) kernels are not
> available to the earlier (2.0 and earlier) kernels. If you had a v2.4 or
> v2.2 kernel and are getting this when trying to launch a v2.0 (or earlier
> kernel) that is one thing I would suspect too.
> As for the error, I have not seen it before, but if your "init" is on that
> partition, that would explain why it cant find "init" ;-)
> "freeing unused kernel memory" should be unrelated AFAIK. It is part of
> the normal booting process if I recall.
during the a kernel boot, memory is used for various initializations and
house keeping, like device probing and whatnot.

once the module is initialized, the memory is no longer needed, so it's

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