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14.3.7. Linux Kernel Panics because "init" process dies

I once had a running system but suddenly, without any changes, the Linux kernel started crashing because the "init" process was dying each time I tried to boot the system, for example like that:
VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 140k init
init has generated signal 11 but has no handler for it
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
You probably run your system with the root file system mounted over NFS. Change into the root directory of your target file system, and remove the file "etc/". That should fix this problem:
# cd /opt/eldk/ppc_6xx/
# rm -f etc/
Normally, the file "etc/" contains a compiled list of system libraries. This file is used by the dynamic linker/loader to cache library information. If it does not exist, rebuilt automatically. For some reason, a corrupted or partial file was written to your root file system. This corrupt file then confused the dynamic linker so that it crashed when trying to start the init process.
14.3.6. Cannot configure Root Filesystem over NFS 1. Abstract 14.3.8. Unable to open an initial console
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