init panic in freebsd 7.1

Tsu-Fan Cheng tfcheng at
Mon Mar 30 05:20:48 PDT 2009

    Thank you, now the problem is solved. But while I was testing an
exact same mborad I got from ebay, I noticed that the replacing board
name my SATA differently from the old board, its designated as ad10
and ad12 instead of ad4 and ad6. What is the mechanism that underlie
this?? thank you!!


On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Mar 2009 14:23:13 -0400, Tsu-Fan Cheng <tfcheng at> wrote:
>> init: not found in path /sbin/.... (a lot of paths)
>> panic: no init
>> what is that??
> The init process is the "root" of the FreeBSD startup, and the last
> part of the OS loader cannot find it, so the OS cannot start.
> You can use a live system CD of FreeBSD (6, 7) or FreeSBIE to boot
> the system with this CD, it should work. Then you can mount your
> / partition and check the existance of init which usually is
> /sbin/init. Don't forget to fsck the hard disk, maybe due to the
> failing power supply you had some damages on the hard disk (file-wise),
> or even worse...
> --
> Polytropon
> From Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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