I'm not posting to the comp.os.linux group as officially it
doesn't exist anymore (for several years now I believe)
Have a working bootfloppy lying around for these kind of things> hai there...
> I 'm winding with boot problem in Redhat Linux 7.3.
> I have IBM PC with dual OS. ( Win 98 SE and RH linux 7.3).I used
> grub.0.91-4 in my mbr to load my preffered OS.My mbr is affected with
> some virus. So, i overwrite my mbr with "fdisk /mbr"
it cannot find /sbin/init> Command through
> DOS prompt. Now i'm not able to boot Linux. I'm tried to boot my
> affected system with boot floppy ( created for another system with
> same configuration ). It starts to boot,but it hangs after freeing
> unused memory and giving error message...
> freeing unused memory...200k freed
> Kernal panic: No init found , try to passing INIT= option to
That's not what is intended.> After this message, i can't able to do anything .My keyboard LED's
> just starts blinking. So, i poweroff my syatem and again booted....
> Now with... boot: linux INIT=1
> Again it does the same thing. I tried all the 6 init options
> (1,2,3,4,5,6 ). But, nothing helped me.
use init=/sbin/init, or init=/bin/bash eg.
But if your system annot find /sbin/init, something else is probably
wrong. You may actually need to specify the correct root=/dev/hda5 option
you blanked the MBR> Please tellme..
> 1. what happened actually.
see above> 2. How to solve this problem.
ditto> 3. how to pass arguments to the kernal to start init...
After you booted the OS you can call grub-install. See it's man/info> 4. How can i reinstall grub again ( my root partition is in hda5.I'm
> not created seperate boot partition. My boot datas also in root
> partition only )
pages for details on how to call it.
If the bootfloppy doesn't work, your installation CD probably will.
It's a bit more work perhaps, but chrooting to your installed linux, and
running grub-install from there should do the trick as well.
(Next time make a bootfloppy)