I just installed RH 8.0 as dual boot setup with Win XP Pro on a Maxtor 40gb hd. XP is on /dev/hda1 and then I have /dev/hda2 as extended. A FAT32 partition on /dev/hda5.

RH layout is this:
/dev/hda6 = /boot
/dev/hda7 = /root
/dev/hda8 = /home
/dev/hda9 = /swap

Everything installed fine till time to do first real dual boot using Grub as bootloader. If i choose XP it loads without any problems, but when I choose RH, I get this error:

Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel

I also get this error message if I try to use the boot floppy disk.

What does this mean? When I look at how Grub is setup, I see it show root (hd0,5). Shouldn't root be (hd0,6)? This is the first time I've used grub so, I'm not familar with it.