Mounta Vista Linux prompt on serial console

srinivas.surabhi at srinivas.surabhi at
Fri Feb 18 01:28:49 EST 2005

The latest update is that the init was also found in one of the packages. So now I am not facing init not found problem . But there was a hung problem, once the init is invoked .. Please find the output below...

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0

Freeing initrd memory: 1235k freed

kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds

EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.

VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.

Mounted devfs on /dev

Freeing unused kernel memory: 56k init

< there is no output after the above statement.....>

Thanks & Regards
Surabhi Srinivas


From: Wolfgang Denk [mailto:wd at]
Sent: Thu 2/17/2005 5:12 PM
Cc: linuxppc-embedded at
Subject: Re: Mounta Vista Linux prompt on serial console

In message <EF9B29C78F41FA488927FCBC7750AF0E08DA14 at> you wrote:
> But the problem is that it was stopping at
> "No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel". Before that there
>  were no errors. Everthing looks fine Mounted VFS root file system was also

Fine. So you can mount the root filesystem, but it obviously does not
contain all the required files.

>  seen. From the net I understood is that the fstab file was the cause. So
>  edited the filesytem parameter for / as /dev/ram earlier it used to be
>  /dev/root.

No. /etc/fstab has absolutley nothing to do with  your  problem.  The
kernel  cannot  start  the  init  porocess - make sure init is in the
filesystem, plus all required libraries.

> So please tell me whether the given fstab file will suffice? The filesystem

This is completley unrelated.

> 2. I have one more doubt /sbin/init utility comes with what package?
>  Because in /sbin directory although the init binary is present, not shown
>  in the file system heirarchy view. For eg. if I select DHCPD package then
>  able to see dhcpd related binary in the /sbin similarly my question was
>  which package has to be selected to have init included.

Please contact MV support. I have no  idea  how  they  package  their
distribution,  or  how  their  config  tools might work. You paid for
their stuff, so ask _them_.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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