Booting ML405 (Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found)

John Linn John.Linn at
Thu Jul 10 02:06:58 EST 2008

The only difference I see is the tools, we are using ELDK 4.1 for now.

I have tested this on the ML405 in the past, not for a bit as our
automated testing uses an NFS root.

Since this is arch/ppc (it appears, no boot line), we have stopped work
on this architecture and are now encouraging (maybe a stronger word is
needed) you to move to arch/powerpc.

The arch/ppc was last stable at git tag last-arch-ppc and I know it
started getting more unstable after I started pulling in 2.6.26-rcx.  We
won't be doing any more changes to arch/ppc.

-- John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: at
> at] On Behalf Of Grant Likely
> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 8:33 AM
> To: neeraj garg
> Cc: linuxppc-embedded at
> Subject: Re: Booting ML405 (Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found)
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 10:24:13AM +0530, neeraj garg wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am trying to boot ML405 with Linux source code downloaded from
> > . My cross compiler tool chain version is
> > gcc-3.4.1, glibc-2.3.2 and binutils-2.15. I have also downloaded
> > from same url ( When I download
> > zImage.initrd.elf using XMD everything goes fine, untill RAMDISK is
> > uncompressed, I get following messages :
> >
> <snip>
> >                                           [    3.736691] Failed to
> > execute /sbin/init.  Attempting defaults...
> > [    3.748073] Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found.  Try
> > init= option to kernel.
> > [    3.772040] Rebooting in 180 seconds..[  183.487314]   Signal: 8
> >
> Try changing the kernel parameters line to specify init=/bin/sh and
> what happens.
> g.
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