Re: init not loading? why?

From: Sean Chittenden <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 13:53:16 -0800
> I recently purchased a new laptop HDD, tossed three partitions onto
> the drive (/, /usr, and swap), newfs'ed them with UFS2, mounted the
> new drive as a umass device, copied files over (tar), and now when I
> boot with my new drive, the kernel is having problems launching
> /sbin/init.  For the life of me, I can't figure out why it's not
> loading.  After dropping to DDB, I don't see it in the process list
> and I'm not getting any output other than notice that the kernel is
> starting /sbin/init.

Ah!  Figured it out after reading through init's src: /dev didn't
exist therefore the machine wouldn't start.  No good.  I may find a
place to stick this got'cha in the docs or add an mkdir() call to
init.  -sc

Sean Chittenden
Received on Fri Mar 28 2003 - 12:53:18 UTC

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