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#1 2016-11-06 03:10:14

antuirno
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[SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

Hi guys,

Please help me to ressurect my notebook!
When I start it gives this error message:
"Kernel Panic - not syncing : No working init found."
The last thing I did was update the system.

http://i.imgur.com/o7yIjPn.jpg

Last edited by antuirno (2016-11-12 22:31:22)

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#2 2016-11-06 03:29:00

Sedenion
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

Assuming that you are using grub. Boot from a liveusb. Mount / to /mnt and /boot to /mnt/boot.

chroot into /mnt and execute

pacman -S mkinitcpio-busybox
mkinitcpio -p linux
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

You might have to install busybox first.

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#3 2016-11-06 05:12:50

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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

Read the Code of Conduct and only post thumbnails http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Cod … s_and_code


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#4 2016-11-06 18:59:10

antuirno
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

Yes I am using grub.

Thank you for your reply Sedenion.
I am trying to create a live usb without success. With Rufus in Windows 10 and the dual iso. The system does not boot. I have a Ubuntu in a USB working fine though. What I need to do? What iso is recommended to do that? Can I make these steps with Ubuntu?

Sorry for the picture jasonwryan.

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#5 2016-11-06 19:44:43

Sedenion
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

antuirno wrote:

Yes I am using grub.

Thank you for your reply Sedenion.
I am trying to create a live usb without success. With Rufus in Windows 10 and the dual iso. The system does not boot. I have a Ubuntu in a USB working fine though. What I need to do? What iso is recommended to do that? Can I make these steps with Ubuntu?

Sorry for the picture jasonwryan.

Did you successfully write files into the usb? Can you boot from the usb or other media?

You should the same ISO for arch installation.

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#6 2016-11-06 20:04:11

antuirno
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

"Did you successfully write files into the usb?" Yes.
"Can you boot from the usb or other media?" I will try to burn a DVD, however I only have USB sticks with me for now. Using Rufus to create a bootable USB I did have not success... As I said, I only have Ubuntu working.
"You should the same ISO for arch installation." I am using this ISO.

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#7 2016-11-12 22:30:35

antuirno
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

My notebook is alive! Thank you Sedenion!

I had a problem with the command
$ mkinitcpio -p linux
It was returning
> /proc must be mounted

I am posting the steps I used to make things work again:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
chroot /mnt /bin/bash
pacman -S mkinitcpio-busybox
mount -t proc proc /proc
mount -t sysfs sys /sys
mount -t devtmpfs udev /dev
mkinitcpio -p linux
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

It would be great if someone could explain why this kind of thing happens and why I needed to do these steps!!! smile

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#8 2016-11-13 08:12:47

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

"chroot into something" "implies" those steps - chroot only alters the root, it doesn't setup a proper environment.
"arch-chroot" from the install medium should however do the required things.

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#9 2017-03-14 09:08:28

Herring
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

Yesterday I updated to linux 4.10.1-1. After the update I can't boot: Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

I tried mkinitcpio -p linux

I don't use grub but systemd-boot.

Any idea how I can fix this?

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#10 2017-03-14 14:09:39

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] Kernel Panic - not syncing. No working init found.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Change_root
Please don't hijack this thread, open another one if you got trouble despite the wiki.

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