[K12OSN] LTSP Gurus...Help pl : First LTSP install & Kernel panic

Sanjay Arora sanjay.k.arora at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 23:49:30 UTC 2012

Deleted the i386 directory....did a default install (SL/EL) i.e. without
the --release option, but gave the --arch i386 option. Error remained the

dracut warning: Boot has failed. To debug this issue add "rdshell" to the
kernel command line.
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted #1

Then deleted the directory i386 again....did an --arch i386 --release 14
install....New Error was:

No root device found
Boot has failed, sleeping forever...

Rebooted client after giving a rdshell option in the kernel command line in
the file default at /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.cfg (my boot
system is gPXE from CD and target client is i386....just for info to other
noobs like me...location of this will change according to these)

Error message became:
No root device found.
Dropping to debug shell.
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

Will try rdshell on a normal SL/EL install & post. Meanwhile, would like
some feedback on these. Again the client machine is PIII 550 MHz.

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