Fedora 2 won't boot
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Sun Aug 15 23:12:04 UTC 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert G. (Doc) Savage" <dsavage at peaknet.net>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: Fedora 2 won't boot
> On Sun, 2004-08-15 at 14:25, Kellie Blackwell wrote:
> > I had updated a RH7.3 machine to Fedora Core 2 which went OK but I was
> > having network problems. I moved some IRQs around and now I can't boot
> > my machine.
> > Here are the error messages:
> > ...
> > Mounting root filesystem
> > mount error 6 mounting ext3
> > pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed:2
> > umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
> > Freeing unused kernel memory: 144K freed
> > Kernel panic: no init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
> > IIRC error 2 (from pivotroot) is "no such file" which makes sense if
> > it can't mount the root filesystem, I can't remember what an error 6
> > is.
> > Any suggestions?
> Three things to check. Boot with either CD #1 ('linux rescue') or the
> Rescue CD.
> (1) Make sure you have an /initrd directory. It will be empty, but it
> must be there, be owned by root:root, and have permissions 755.
> (2) Check your /etc/grub.conf file and make sure the last line in each
> kernel stanza says " initrd /initrd-<version>.img".
I'm guessing that it's OK. If I type 'e' when the GRUB screen comes up I get
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=/dev/hda7
The rest will have to wait untill tomorrow when I can retrieve the CD's
> (3) Check to see that there is in fact such an initrd...img file in
> If one of these isn't the problem, check back here and we'll try
> something else.
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