svn commit: trunk/busybox/docs/

landley at landley at
Thu Mar 9 18:03:23 UTC 2006

Author: landley
Date: 2006-03-09 10:03:21 -0800 (Thu, 09 Mar 2006)
New Revision: 14493

They won't stop asking, but we can point them to the specific entry...


Modified: trunk/busybox/docs/
--- trunk/busybox/docs/	2006-03-09 17:53:05 UTC (rev 14492)
+++ trunk/busybox/docs/	2006-03-09 18:03:21 UTC (rev 14493)
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
 <li><a href="#getting_started">How can I get started using BusyBox?</a>
 <li><a href="#build_system">How do I build a BusyBox-based system?</a>
+<li><a href="#init">Busybox init isn't working!</a>
 <li><a href="#kernel">Which Linux kernel versions are supported?</a>
 <li><a href="#arch">Which architectures does BusyBox run on?</a>
 <li><a href="#libc">Which C libraries are supported?</a>
@@ -113,7 +114,34 @@
     For more instructions, see the website.
+<hr />
+<h2><a name="init">Busybox init isn't working!</a></h2>
+    Build a statically linked version of the following "hello world" program
+    with your cross compiler toolchain.
+#include &lt;stdio.h&gt;
+int main(int argc, char *argv)
+  printf("Hello world!\n");
+  sleep(999999999);
+    Now try to boot your device with an "init=" argument pointing to your
+    hello world program.  Did you see the hello world message?  Until you
+    do, don't bother messing with busybox init.
+    Once you've got it working statically linked, try getting it to work
+    dynamically linked.  Then read the FAQ entry before this one.
 <hr />
 <h2><a name="kernel">Which Linux kernel versions are supported?</a></h2>

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