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Netboot: kernel panic init not found

Hi all,

I have been tearing my hair out trying to get some joy out of Redhat's 
system-config-netboot utility that claims to set up a server to serve a 
diskless client environment.

All goes well until the client boots up, loading the root filesystem 
from an initrd. The client then says "Kernel panic: no init found".

According to the config on the server, the following command line is 
being given to the kernel:

initrd=Fedora_Core_2/initrd.img root=/dev/ram0 init=disklessrc 
ramdisk_size=10000 ETHERNET=eth0 SNAPSHOT=violet

Unfortunately there does not seem to be a way of telling the kernel to 
print out the command line (that I am aware of), so whether the kernel 
is actually receiving the above command line is a mystery.

I have confirmed that a file called "disklessrc" (an ash script, yes ash 
is installed on the initrd) is installed in the root of the initrd. The 
kernel does not agree though.

Is there a way of increasing the debugging information during bootup so 
I can try and troubleshoot this? At the moment I am left completely in 
the dark by the boot process which doesn't say exactly what it is trying 
to do.

Anyone solved this problem before?


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