rdinit not working

Toan Pham tpham3783 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 11:16:17 PST 2011

hi all,

I use busybox bash and i can't seem to load the system using rdinit=/bin/sh.
The error I get is "kernel panic - not syncing:  Attempted to kill init!".
This is odd, because i also have an /init file.  In it, there's
nothing more than bash script like this


export ....blah blah
mount ...blah blah

When i set rdinit=/init, the system executed just fine.  I am not sure
why is this happenning,
because essential, my /init script also call /bin/sh and it doesn't crash.

please let me know if you have any information on this issue.

thank you,


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