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Is there anything besides /linux in the root?  Sounds like init is
dynamic and needs the linker and libc. Make sure init is static.

robert

* Paul Powell (moloch16@yahoo.com) [001013 17:18]:
> Hello,
>
> I am attempting to move all of the root files and
> folders into a single directory /linux on the root
> file system. I then use the kernel parameter
> init=/linux/sbin/init to get things rolling but the
> kernel panics.
>
> When I boot linux, everything seems to work ok until
> the kernel tries to execute init. The root device is
> mounted as the root file system successfully and I see
> a message stating so. But then I get a kernel panic
> which says it couldn't find init and to try using the
> init= kernel parameter.
>
> I'm guessing there is something missing from the root
> directory that the kernel needs but isn't there. I
> tried moving the /dev directory back to the root
> directory on the root file system but this didn't help
> things.
>
> Anyone have any clues?
>
> Thanks.
>
> P.S. The reason I'm doing this is because I'm
> creating a bootable CD but have other things on the CD
> in addition to linux.
>
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