After installing the entire fileset from CDROM onto one
single partition of a 1.3G disk(swap on a separate partition) I have had
no luck getting linux to boot. Here's the tail of the bootup sequence:
VFS Mounted root (hfs) file system readonly
Freeing unused kernel memory 124k init 32k prep
Warning: Unable to open an initial console.
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
Rebooting in 180 seconds.
And here's my hardware setup
Mac 9500 with Newertech 266 G3 Upgrade CPU installed
Two HP C2223 hd, a tape drive, a 2940UW with yet another HD, a NTCS
video card, and a couple other external peripherals that I leave turned
The linux disk is one of the HP C2223 1.3Gbyte drives.
What do you suggest I set init to?
Apparently the disk is being mounted but why is it
mounting up in readonly?
I can understand the Warning message; I've got an
unsupported video card. I get around this by setting the
"No video driver" radio buttun in MacX.
Using the "LinuxDisks" utility provided on the CDROM I
can see that all the linux files are installed on the HD.
Thinking that what the os is looking for is the linux init
program, I double checked that it does indeed exist at
/sbin/init right where I'd expect to find it. I even tried to
add a kernel argument to BootX of init=/sbin/init but this