exec of init failed!!!: permission denied
i've been running FC6 for a few months now, and woke up to this catastrophe today. the exact error message is "exec of init (/sbin/init) failed!!!: Permission denied"
it gets to this point after the GRUB screen . my LVMs are found, and then.... kaput.
i'm not sure what happened as my laptop was just idling through the night. but i saw a suggestion from someone else on the forum recommending a rebuild of initrd, as well as try booting from an older kernel version. booting with the older kernel version didn't work; how can i try rebuilding initrd from GRUB?
i'd do a complete reformat/reinstall, but i REALLY need to get a file off of the hard drive before i do that. can anybody help?