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    Question bt4b successfull install but won't boot past splash screen

    Here's my outputs..I know I'm missing something small. I'm attempting to install bt4b from a usb onto my harddrive. After following the tutorial supplied by muts, when i load up bt4 from my harddrive with my USB plugged in i get: "loading bt4" it proceeds to load, then the splash screen comes stating "Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel" <-- I'm sure thats my answer. Without the usb installed after POST i get half a screen of 01s'. I'm running an eeepc 1002ha with a 160gig hd. Dual booted with xp. Any pointers for which direction I should look in would be great.

    $ nano /etc/lilo.conf
    boot=/dev/sda
    root=/dev/sda1

    # delay = 20

    prompt
    timeout=50
    #map=/boot/map
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="BT4"
    read-only
    initrd=/boot/splash.initrd
    append=quiet


    $ nano /etc/fstab
    My fstab looks like:
    aufs / aufs defaults 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 ntfs-3g auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec,locale= 0 0
    /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2 ext2 auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec 0 0
    /dev/sda3 none swap auto,defaults,pri=1 0 0
    /dev/sda4 /mnt/sda4 reiserfs auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec 00

    qtparted looks like this:
    winodws: /dev/sda1 --ntfs --107gigs
    linux: /dev/sda2 --ext2 (ACTIVE) 133.35mb
    linux: /dev/sda3 --linux-swap 1.01gigs
    linux: /dev/sda4 --reiserfs 40.49gigs
    My lilo -v output is:

    Backup copy of master disk volume ID record in /boot/boot.0820
    Using MENU seconardy loader <--is it using my usb?
    Calling map_inser_data
    Warning: The boot sector and map file are on different disks.

    Boot Image: /boot/vmlinuz
    Mapping RAM disk /boot/splash.initrd
    Added BT4 *

    Writing boot sector.
    /boot/boot.0800 exsists - no boot sector backup copy made.
    2 warnings were issued.
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    i had the same problem try taking out the,

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    initrd=/boot/splash.initrd

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    Thank you for the quick reply. I still either get half a screen full of 01s together without the usb, or the kernel panic with the usb plugged in while trying to boot from HD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nokuku4u View Post
    Thank you for the quick reply. I still either get half a screen full of 01s together without the usb, or the kernel panic with the usb plugged in while trying to boot from HD.
    I wouldn't call that a successful install. The 01010101 thing is a lilo error. Try the install over again.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    @barry

    Thank you for your suggestion. I reinstalled...and woola it works. Now the next obstacle. I have no internet.

    ifconfig only shows my loopback. So, I was like okay..this problem is easy.
    $ ifconfig eth0 up
    . So eth0 is now up, but I don't have internet so I checked services and it says dhcpd3 is not running and on the right side it says [fail] beside dhcp & dns.
    $ ifconfig wlan0 up
    didn't work, so I assumed that the onboard wifi chipset wasn't supported. I hooked up my Alfa AWUS036H. It won't even let me mount it.
    $ mount /dev/sdb1
    .

    Is there a possibility that my iso was corrupted and some stuff just isn't working? Should I just try downloading it again and using a different iso usb loader. I'm installing to my harddrive via usb install. Thanks for your guys help so far.
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    Try a
    dhclient eth0
    after you issued the ifconfig eth0 up.
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    @KMDAVE
    Try a
    Quote:
    dhclient eth0
    after you issued the ifconfig eth0 up.
    Thanks dave, that worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracekid View Post
    i had the same problem try taking out the,

    Code:
    initrd=/boot/splash.initrd
    Hey Guys i have a problem with the initrd. I think i have. I get this message:

    Code:
    Kernel Panic - not syncing : No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
    I tried it with the initrd=/boot/splash.initrd and without this line in my lilo.conf. But i get evertime the same message.

    In an other Thread in this Forum i saw this command:

    Code:
    splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/Linux/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg >> /boot/splash.initrd
    But then i get the Message:

    Code:
    bash: splash: command not found
    Any other ideas?

    Sorry for the noobi stuff!

    PS: Using BT4 Beta

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    Code:
    Kernel Panic - not syncing : No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
    I was geting this upon booting from HD.. so i redid everything to a "T" from the BT4pdf install tut. 5 times..

    Now when i boot from HD lilo menu come's up like before but now it say booting:
    Code:
     loading kernel BT4ebda is big,kernel setup stack overlaps lilo second stage
    I have deleted the partitions 5 time's now lol yes im a linux newb,
    but i have used knoppix very little & that was like 4-5 yrs ago.
    but i do know how to follow directions so im not sure what im doing wrong because i get no error's till then when lilo menu pops up and i hit enter to boot BT4..

    And to top that off for some reson now when i boot from the bt4dvd it loads everything just fine till it gets here
    Code:
     mounting local file systems no medium found
    [FAILED] everthing else [OK] and it boots dvd fine so im ????

    if any1 has anyanswer's pls post, i have searched through the forums ,still am & reading and trying to fix it but still get the same thing .. thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokuku4u View Post
    boot=/dev/sda
    root=/dev/sda1

    # delay = 20

    prompt
    timeout=50
    #map=/boot/map
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="BT4"
    read-only
    initrd=/boot/splash.initrd
    append=quiet
    root is set to wrong partition./dev/sda1 is NTFS.set it to /dev/sda4

    Quote Originally Posted by nokuku4u View Post
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 ntfs-3g auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec,locale= 0 0
    /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2 ext2 auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec 0 0
    /dev/sda3 none swap auto,defaults,pri=1 0 0
    /dev/sda4 /mnt/sda4 reiserfs auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec 00
    Always write down the steps before performing installation.

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