[1.16.2] "init: exec rc failed"

Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at googlemail.com
Fri May 13 02:11:37 UTC 2011

On Thursday 12 May 2011 16:56, Gilles wrote:
> Hello,
> 	After moving to a new workstation, I'm getting the following error
> message when booting up uClinux:
> ==============
> ....
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 104k freed
> init: exec rc failed
> init: Booting to single user mode
> init: exec of single user shell failed
> init: -/bin/sh exec failed
> ==============

Looks like messages from simpleinit.c (part of util‑linux).

> I get the same error regardless of using Busybox's init or the
> stand-alone binary.
> /etc/rc is available, but I notice that on the workstation in
> romfs/bin/, there's no symlink sh- busybox, while hush->busybox is
> there.
> Does someone know why this happens, and how to add this symlink and
> have "make" build a new image including this new symlink?

I think you need to report to the list which discusses your
build system. Is it buildroot?


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