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Ben Ricker wrote:
> On Sunday, July 27, 2003, at 02:24 PM, Andrew Gaffney wrote:
>> Ben Ricker wrote:
>>> I have Gentoo's LiveCD 1.4-r6. I am trying to boot the installer
>>> using BootX. I copied the vmlinux CDs to a Linux kernel folder on my
>>> OS 9 partition. When I boot up BootX, I choose the kernel and the
>>> initrd from the LiveCD.
>>> The kernel boots seemingly perfectly until I start getting messages
>>> like the one below:
>>> EXT2-FS error )device Ramdisk (1,0):ext2_read_inode:unable to read
>>> Kernel Panic: No init found
>>> What am I missing here?
>> I found this one out the hard way. You have to specify 'init=/linuxrc'
>> in the kernel parameters box.
> I tried that and still no dice. I woder if I burned the CD wrong because
> it is called 'CDROM'; maybe the name is incorrect?
That's what mine was called when I burned it. From the error message,
it looks like it can't properly load the initrd. Did you try copying the
initrd to the HD and selecting it there? It probably won't make a
difference, but it definately can't hurt.
If that doesn't work then I would definately try to burn the CD
again. Before you do that, check the MD5 checksum from the mirror you
downloaded the ISO from against the file you downloaded to make sure you
don't have a corrupt download.
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