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SubjectRe: Customized 2.6.10 kernel on a Compact Flash
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, govind raj wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are trying to build a customized kernel image from the stable 2.6.10
> kernel release (in We have not applied any kernel patches on
> this released version. We are trying to boot this custom image onto a compact
> flash (from Toshiba) in a embedded board (AMD processor with 64 MB RAM).
> While the kernel is coming up during the boot process, it panics and the
> console output is as follows:

> Freeing unused kernel memory: 128k freed
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

This message occurs when init or something you substituted
for init 'returns' to the kernel!

Everything is fine up to that point. Perhaps you don't have
init's correct C-runtime library?

You can make an init program with a main(), printf() and pause(),
statically-linked. That would get you started.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.10 on an i686 machine (5537.79 BogoMips).
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