Problem with neo1973 : kernel panic

Nils Faerber nils.faerber at
Fri Dec 21 19:53:23 CET 2007

Marcelo CHAPARRO schrieb:
> hello,

> I just recieved my mobile neo1973 openmoko. But since the first start,
> when the kernel is launching a error message appears on the screen :
> Kernel panik, no sincing : Not init found. Try passing init=option to
> kernel.
> How can I solve this problem ?
> Do I have to send the mobile back ? Or have you any solution to
> reinstall a new kernel ?
> Thank you very much for your help !!!
> marcelochaparrox at <mailto:marcelochaparrox at>

Hmm... sounds like the root filesystem got corrupted.
You could try to reflash a valid filesystem.
First look at
for instructions for reflashing.
Then dowload the appropriate file from

I think this is the location of the latest public ready made build.
Download the file

and flash this using dfu-util as the root filesystem.
This should hopefully do the trick, good luck!

> Marcelo
  nils faerber

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