> I isntalled Mandrake 8.2 linux on my PowerMac 7300/200.
> The entire install process went off without a hitch, I then loaded
> into BootX the suggested kernel and RamDisk, I get the kernel panic
> Kernel Panic : no init found. try passing init= option to kernel.
> isn't the init supposed to be in the RamDisk?'
> Any help I could get would be VERY helpful
I haven't used Mandrake, but isn't the RAM disk kernel for the
installation process only? Using BootX (with other dists) I've always
changed it (to something like /dev/sda7) immediately after installation
and BEFORE for the first reboot. The wording of your post suggests you
haven't done that.
IF that's the case (and my apologies if I've misunderstood) you should
click on Options - in the BootX window - uncheck the RAM disk, and in
the main window enter the name of your root partition to the right of
where it says Root device: /dev/ .... Then save to preferences, and
If the worst come to the worst, do a search for the Bootprompt HOWTO,
which has numerous solutions to try. N.B. keep notes of what you've
Hope that's at least a LITTLE BIT helpful.