No init found when booting refind on Jumper EzBook 3 Pro

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  1. exarch84

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    Upon trying out a Jumper EzBook Pro, I decided to install Elementary OS on it, no easy feat since it only supports EFI. After quite a bit of work, I managed to install the refind bootloader ( via a bootstrapped EFI shell. I then tried to boot Elementary OS from a USB drive. I got a blinking cursor.

    After finding to be a dead end, I found - which described the use of I used this with the --apollo option (the EZBook 3 uses an Apollo Lake chip) to generate a new ISO. Upon booting that via refind, I got past the blinking cursor and into the Linux boot process.

    But I quickly saw messages go by like:
    *ERROR* PPS state mismatch
    Warning: fsck not present, so skipping file system
    mount: can't find /root in /etc/fstab
    mount: mounting /run on /root/run failed: no such file or directory
    run-init: current directory on the same filesystem as the root: error 0
    No init found. Try passing init=bootarg

    At the end, I was dropped at the dreaded initramfs prompt, with no recourse. I have no idea how I couldn't even make it to a splash screen for the installer. I'm unsure what, if anything, can be done from here.

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