compiling 2.1.72 on RH5.0
Fri, 12 Dec 97 22:49:43 -0700

I've just installed RedHat 5.0, and I'm trying to use the 2.1.72 kernel,
since I want the increased functionality (joystick and SIS busmastering
EIDE). I downloaded the sources, compiled, and connected it to LILO. It
dies with the following error message:

"Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel."

At which point it hangs, forcing a hard reboot. I have tried: setting
initrd to point to the 2.0.31 initrd image; using the noinitrd parameter
in lilo.conf; initrd=/bin/sh, no mention of initrd in lilo.conf at all;
and make zdisk for a floppy boot kernel. None of this helped. Obiviously I
am missing something here, could someone please clue me in?

I have applied no patches to the 2.1.72 source. I have applied the RH5.0
updates, and I am using a Cyrix CPU. I am currently still stuck with the
2.0.31 kernel, the install also of which failed, trying to compile it as
above (I haven't followed the "Kernel Upgrade Errata" procedure for that

BTW, with RH4.2, I sucessfully recompiled my kernel (with some patches!)
with no problems.

Brian Hall     N4MIH     Certified Electronics Technician