Kernel panic after "Initializing /dev" during startup after "/init: 76: Syntax error"
What's going on now with my edgy upgrade from dapper (I did use update-manager) is that when I boot into the recovery mode kernel, it hangs. The last few lines:
Begin: Initializing /dev...
/init: 76: Syntax error: 0xID=4bd43095-
[4294680.075000] Kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init!
And here the system just hangs. Not even the power button works. I have to turn power off on the back of the computer.
Before I got into this problem, and after I started trying to upgrade, /etc/fstab has been converted to some format based on udev, and I'm wondering if this is related to my problem above? The hex numbers in the error message look similar to the ones I saw in /etc/fstab. When I would boot before, if I logged in, I'd get some warning mesage about logging in with $HOME=/. I'd log in and be able to successfully mount boot and home with /dev/hda files. After logging in with $HOME back equal to /home/username, I ran "dpkg --configure -a" to try to complete the install. And, later on rebooting, I'm now getting the kernel panic above.
|Changed in initramfs-tools:|
|importance:||Undecided → Medium|
|status:||New → Confirmed|
|Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Incomplete → Expired|