[PC-BSD Testing] can't boot after updates

Hans Ruhe hansruhe1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 02:01:14 PDT 2013

Hi Mike,

I got the same after the safety updates on the new 9.2 stable, but it seems
that you found out more :-) It is a bit of a pity that it happened but I
hope that Kris can fix that.

Best regards,

2013/7/31 Mike Barnard <mike.barnardq at gmail.com>

> hi,
> I updated my pcbsd this morning, GMT+3, and rebooted.
> I cannot seem to get past single user mode, it ends up complaining
> about not being able to find /bin/sh.
> all boot attempts die with
> init: can't exec /bin/sh for /etc/rc: no such file or directory.
> enter full pathname of shell or return for /bin/sh:
> when I press enter I get
> init: can't exec /bin/sh for single user: no such file or directory
> (repeated twice)
> and takes me back to enter full pathname.....
> when I enter the path for bash, I get in. I checked for sh and indeed,
> its not there. I cannot even mount a disk from which I can copy over
> the sh file.
> any ideas on how to progress forward on this.
> ps: it dumps an error about geom and zfs while it boots up, I'll need
> to get a hot of that too and send it through.
> --
> Mike
> Of course, you might discount this possibility, but remember that one in a
> million chances happen 99% of the time.
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