Boy, am I havin' trouble!

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Sat Jun 3 22:42:28 PDT 2000

> allright. Hmm. Don't have any more good ideas. Please try passing
> init=/bin/bash to the kernel at the LILO-prompt. Like:
> LILO: lfs init=/bin/bash
> See if this works. If it does, there must be some problem with
> init. Try running init manually and see what happens.

Actually try this at LILO: lfs init=/sbin/init
Perhaps the only problem there is is that the system can't execute
'init' for some reason. If you're using LFS-2.2 or older it can be that
init isn't statically linked, therfore needs GLibc installed which, at
this point, isn't installed (or is, all depends on which book version
you are reading. If you can tell us that it will help a lot).

do try init=/bin/bash If that works, than there's something wrong with
init. Is it static (only if you're not using LFS-BOOK-2.3.3)? If not
applicable, recompile it.

Gerard Beekmans

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