[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #3144] panic: no init | Dell Inspirion 5720

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Fri Aug 10 06:34:53 PDT 2018

Issue #3144 has been updated by liweitianux.

Hi jag,

Sorry for the late reply.

I've never seen such bug (and I doubt others ever has seen).  It seems there is something wrong with 'devfs' mount, i.e., the error message:

> vfs_mountroot_devfs: vp is not VDIR

I believe the root partition was also not mounted, so the kernel cannot find the 'init' to start with.

I would suggest that you try the latest release/master img.  Checksum it and dd it to the usb stick.  Make sure you get the valid dfly onto the usb stick.

If you still have such problem, please join our IRC channel #dragonflybsd on EFNet to talk about it.


Bug #3144: panic: no init | Dell Inspirion 5720

* Author: jag
* Status: New
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: Bugtracker
* Target version: Latest stable
Hi, I'm trying to install DragonFlyBSD on my computer (Dell Inspirion 5720) but I get this error, and instead of booting it enters debug mode. I tried to do some step commands to see where the program is going and I saw that it continues with calling a fumction called "boot" so I guess it tries to boot anyway, however if I enter c (to continue the running program) it will print some more things and then stop responding. 


The full output:

cd0: <HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT80N A103> Removeable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
cd0: 150.000MB/s transfers 
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY Medium not present - tray closed
da0s4: cannot find label (fixlabel: raw partition offset != slice offset)
Mounting root from ufs:da8s2a
DMA space used: 10352k, remaining available: 131072k
Mounting devfs
vfs_mountroot_devfs: vp is not VDIR
exec /sbin/init: error 22
exec /sbin/oinit: error 22
exec /sbin/init.bak: error 22
init: not found in path /sbin/init:/sbin/oinit:/sbin/init.bak
panic: no init
cpuid = 1
Trace beginningat frame 0xfffff8017328a8b8
panic() at panic+0x236 0xffffffff805f8666
panic() at panic+0x236 0xffffffff805f8666
start_init() at start_init+0x3bf 0xffffffff805c262f

CPU1 stopping CPUs: 0x000000fd
Stopped at     Debugger+0x7c:  movb    $0,0xe67a49

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