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I am facing this problem on my Debian5. I am running this server in Virtual Box.I have four os in this machine. But in this server only I get this message when I boot .

run init: /sbin/init : Permission Denied 
Kernel Panic - not syncing : Attemped to kill init

Can anyone help on this issue.

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Somehow it can't run /sbin/init maybe some filesystem error or the init is deleted/corrupted.

Try to boot the machine with LiveCD and mount the filesystem and check /sbin/init.

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Actually my server is running in virtual box,, Is it possible to use the liveCD in Virtual box.. – Pavunkumar Jan 9 '12 at 12:57
It is possible. – Stone Jan 9 '12 at 13:15
Actually I have only server.Vdi image .. Can it be mounted through liveCD... – Pavunkumar Jan 10 '12 at 6:50
You attach a LiveCD iso image to the virtual machine and boot that, like a phisical machine. – Stone Jan 10 '12 at 6:51
Thanks, I have successfully mounted the file system. How can I solve the problem now...? – Pavunkumar Jan 10 '12 at 12:17

This setting helped for me: in VirtualBox, where you set the optical drive of the guest machine, you enabled some drive of the host's. If that's a virtual drive, don't enable Passthrough option.

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