s_ain_t at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 18 16:18:07 EDT 2002
i remember doing thing. not mounting the /boot partition and trying to figure
out why the boot does not reflect the lastest kernel compile. it is was a
painful experience. but now every time i compile the kernel i make sure that i
mount the boot partition and copy the kernel image there.
--- Ross Jordan <rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> > I compiled Gentoo successfully but I can't boot.
> > The hardest part was configuring GRUB (and it's probably still not right).
> A common error for Gentoo/grub is to not mount the "boot" partition
> and instead install the kernel + grub config to the directory /boot
> (under the root partition). You might want to double check you didn't
> do this.
> > I can boot my Windows with GRUB but Linux gives me the following error:
> > "Waring: unable to open an initial console.
> > Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.".
> > I hope I don't have to recompile the kernel because I don't really want
> > to figure out how to manually mount the partitions. :-)
> Just use the install disk. Boot to a prompt. Mount your root fs:
> mount /dev/hdX# /mnt/blah/root/
> and mount your boot to /boot:
> mount /dev/hdX# /mnt/blah/root/boot/a
> Then chroot /mnt/blah/root/
> Recompile kernel if necessary. mv your kernel to /boot and double check
> your grub config. Then reboot.
> Hope this helps,
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