[Buildroot] Dataflash rootfs problems (still)

Jorge S. jorgesolla at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 18:54:14 UTC 2007

2007/10/24, Michael Trimarchi <trimarchimichael at yahoo.it>:
> Hi,
> >I've sucessfully built  several root filesystems  for my custom board
> (AT91RM9200 + 8MiB DataFlash),  but  now  i'm >facing a  strange problem.
> >I'm using a JFFS2 filesystem on an MTD partition into the DataFlash, my
> rootfs boots OK, but ONLY for the first time. >See steps:
> >1) Create a rootfs JFFS2 image using buildroot -> OK
> >2) Erase entire flash partition: I boot from an initrd containing
> mtd-tools for this purpouse. -> OK
> >3) Dump the rootfs image "rootfs.jffs2" into the Dataflash (i use loadb
> from u-boot here...) -> OK
> >4) Boot the system... -> OK
> >5) Login and issue a simple reboot, no other commands...nothing else....
> -> OK
> >After the reboot at step "5" the system comes again, but now when is
> press BACKSPACE it writes a space, and if i try >to add a user or change the
> root password
> >i always get a "/etc/passwd" not found.

Is a problem of your busybox configuration :)

Can you point me to something concrete?

And, if busybox isn't properly configured, why is it working fine for the
very first time?

I use the default busybox (1.6.0) on buildroot. Any *must-change* option?


> Michael
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