Hi, I’m trying to set up Puppy Linux with Colinux, and the boot is failing like this:


VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).

Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed

Warning: unable to open an initial console.

Failed to execute /sbin/init.  Attempting defaults…

Kernel panic – not syncing: No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel.


I’ve googled quite extensively and been unable to find a solution.  Various people suggested running this, which looked promising:


mknod -m 600 dev/console c 5 1

mknod -m 666 dev/null c 1 3

mknod -m 666 dev/zero c 1 5


I have those nodes, but it doesn’t seem to help me.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?