Pre-summary: panic: icode (Can't invoke init, error 2)

From: SILL D E (
Date: Tue Oct 30 1990 - 12:18:17 CST

Geez, am I embarassed. Turns out I was getting

panic: icode
Can't invoke /sbin/init, error 2

because I'd moved /sbin to an NFS-mounted filesystem when I got short
of space on the root partition. I didn't notice init in there when I
moved it, and I'd forgotten all about the move by the time the system
was rebooted.

Anyway, I got a bunch of great advice on how to recover, which I'll
still summarize since it's generally useful knowledge. I just wanted
to post this to save a few folks replying unnecessarily.

Thanks again, people.

Dave Sill (
Martin Marietta Energy Systems
Workstation Support

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