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Hi All, Am running RHEL 6.0 and recently installed the new kernel rpms. I did install rather than update so now I have two different entries for each kernel in ...
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    Question Failed to Execute Init. No Init found.


    Hi All,

    Am running RHEL 6.0 and recently installed the new kernel rpms.

    I did install rather than update so now I have two different entries for each kernel in the boot loader.

    Initramfs was created successfully as part of install and the entry in grub.conf has also come good.

    But when I select the new kernel at the grub, I get an error which reads something like this:
    Failed to execute /Init.
    No Init found.
    Try giving option init=
    Swapper Not Tainted
    .

    Am able to successfully boot the old kernel.

    I checked the entry in the grub.conf and its exactly as the old kernel entry except for the version number.

    I searched for this error and found some suggestions like add 3 to the grub entry, add init=/sbin/init, create initramfs manually using dracut but none of these worked for me.

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    We are going to need more information.

    1. What kernel version works
    2. What kernel version doesn't work
    3. Where did you get the new kernel from
    4. Why did you install instead of update/upgrade

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    We are going to need more information.

    1. What kernel version works
    Version 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64, which came default with the RHEL6.0

    2. What kernel version doesn't work
    Version 2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.x86_64

    3. Where did you get the new kernel from
    From the Rhel site.

    4. Why did you install instead of update/upgrade
    So that I could have a working kernel to boot into if the new one doesn't boot properly.
    By the way I tried upgrading as well instead of install and I still see the same error.

    My grub.conf looks as below after I install the new kernel.

    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
    # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
    # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    # root (hd0,0)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda9
    # initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
    #boot=/dev/sda
    default=0
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.x86_64 ro root=UUID=9753f5c8-80e9-48d4-869e-11c7d1e317cb rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us crashkernel=auto
    initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.x86_64.img
    title Red Hat Enterprise Linux (2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 ro root=UUID=9753f5c8-80e9-48d4-869e-11c7d1e317cb rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us crashkernel=auto rhgb quiet
    initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64.img

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    Sorry for the late reply, i has been busy around here lately.

    Have you verified that the files are present in the directories that are listed in grub file?

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    Have you verified that the files are present in the directories that are listed in grub file?
    Yes, they are all present in the /boot directory.

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