Cannot reboot from busybox

Rob Landley rob at
Sat Dec 24 20:04:05 UTC 2005

On Friday 23 December 2005 16:15, IraqiGeek wrote:
> On Friday, December 23, 2005 10:05 PM GMT,
> Rob Landley <rob at> wrote:
> > On Friday 23 December 2005 13:31, IraqiGeek wrote:
> >> On Friday, December 23, 2005 5:50 PM GMT,
> >>
> >> Rob Landley <rob at> wrote:
> >>> Could you try the current version of busybox (the most recent
> >>> version out of the snapshot directory)?  I don't remember us having
> >>> fixed this problem already, but I'd like to rule it out first when
> >>> we're this close to a release.
> >>>
> >>> Rob
> >>
> >> I did compile the 20051223 snapshot, and got the same results (using
> >> the config file I created for 1.01). Any suggestions on how to work
> >> this out, while waiting for the next release?
> >
> > Well if we don't fix it, waiting for the next release won't do any
> > good.
> >
> > How big is your root image that you're dropping busybox into, and do
> > you think it might run under a different emulator (specifically qemu)?
> >
> > Rob
> Currently, the stands at 8.7MB, running a vanilla kernel, and
> php. I am building this as a base for a dynamic router mini distro (based
> on zebra), and then maybe an asterisk based IP PBX. The aim is to keep the
> final system under 16MB.
> Even though I havent played with qemu, but I don't see any reason why it
> shouldnt. Its just a minimal x86 linux system, so it should run on almost
> any x86 platform (physical or emulated).

I'm about to head out to my father's and I'll probably be incommunicado for a 
number of days, but something that small could bzipped and put up at a URL 
somewhere, and if I can download it and reproduce the problem I could try to 
debug it.

Probably in early January. :)

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