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SubjectRe: kernel panic, a cry for help
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well, 
try these:

first start with a ckfs of your root filesystem, that'd be:
# ckfs /dev/hdax
for ide systems where x is usually 1-4
or
# ckfs /dev/sdax
for scsi systems where x is 0-6

if no troubles reported, the I'd suggest that you check some of the important
files for sign of tampering ( /etc/passwd /etc/shadow )
if no tampering is evident, then check to see if you can boot the machine by
giving lilo a command line (right as the machine boots, you get the lilo
prompt (or you have to press CTRL-X to get it):

lilo: linux init=/sbin/init

if this boots the machine, then all that is needed is to add this paramater
to lilo.conf:

append = "init=/sbin/init"

and then rerun lilo.

if it's something else, I need more info.
good luck
Fred

__________________________________________________
On Wednesday 05 September 2001 11:26 am, oscarcvt@galileo.edu wrote:
> ive started with a rescue disk, /sbin/init is present, lilo.conf seems
> fine, where might i go next?
>
> thanx to all,
> oscar
>
> > > im not sure if this q belongs here but i need all the help i can get.
> > > the www, dns, mail server at my site mysteriously got corrupted (not
> >
> > sure how).
> >
> > > Now i boot it up and get
> > >
> > > Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
> > >
> > > what can i do? where should i start? i dont want to break anything so
> >
> > please
> >
> > > help me,
> >
> > I suspect back up tapes. The kernel cannot find an /sbin/init to run
> > when
> > it starts up. That could be on of several things
> >
> > - Disk failure
> > - Someone broke in and erased it all
> > - Misconfiguration
> >
> > A rescue disk is probably the starting point
>
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