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Andrew Finley wrote:
> Your Good Steve,
> I did forget to mount boot the last time. And got it to boot, part
> way. I got a "kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing
> init= option to the kernel"
> Sorry to keep bugging you, but I'm not sure where to find help (google
> only works so far) :-)
Well, that's interesting. It seems that both the kernel looks at
OSLoadPartition from the prom when being loaded via arcboot. Arcboot
uses OSLoadPartition to determine where the kernel and arcboot.conf are
stored, and it uses the SGI naming scheme to do so (eg the
pci(0)scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(X) bit). The kernel uses
OSLoadPartition to determine the root device, and apparently the
append="root=/dev/sda3" from arcboot.conf isn't getting passed, or is
being overridden. Try changing OSLoadPartition to /dev/sda3 from the
prom. Arcboot will spit an error that you should change it to something
else, but then will scan the other partitions for /etc/arcboot.conf and
should auto-detect what partition it really needs and then boot normally.
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