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kernel panic on RHEL 3 clone

Valued Contributor

kernel panic on RHEL 3 clone

This system is pretty old RHEl 3 clone and having kernel version 2.4.x.

This System shows following error messages, and failed to boot.

mounting /proc filesystem
creating block devices
creating root device
mkrootdev: label / not found
mounting root filesystem
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot root(/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umount /initrd /proc failed:2
freeing unused kernel memory: 228k freed

kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

Please help/Suggest

Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: kernel panic on RHEL 3 clone

mkrootdev: label / not found

Try indicating the partition that contains the root file system to the kernel at boot time, for example:


Boot in rescue mode with an installation CD and verify that you have access to the file systems.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Thomas Callahan
Valued Contributor

Re: kernel panic on RHEL 3 clone

If you want a true clone, you can run e2label in rescue mode to write the "/" label to the cloned disk.

If you just want it to boot, go into rescue mode and modify the fstab file on the clone to reference a specific block device, instead of "LABEL=/"