No Init Found

· Linux Errors

Error message: Kernel panic – not syncing: No init found, Try passing init= option to kernel

If the above error message appears, verify the following files exist:

  • /sbin/init – Called by the kernel during boot
  • /sbin/telinit – Soft link back to init
  • /lib/cpp – May be a soft link to /etc/alternatives/cpp
  • /lib/ – or another #
  • /lib/ – or another #
  • /etc/inittab – file that contains all the runlevels for Linux
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