[PC-BSD Testing] Error booting PCBSD flash drive

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Nov 19 10:26:51 PST 2013


On 11/19/2013 12:46, Mike Barnard wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have successfully made a usb flash drive of PCBSD 10, from 12
> November 2013. It took forever to download, about three days (bad link).
>
> I wrote it to USB as follows:
>
> dd if=PCBSD10-STABLE-x64-DVD-USB-latest.img of=/dev/da0 bs=4
>
> when I boot, I die off with
>
> init: can't exec /bin/sh for /etc/rc: Exec format error
> init: can't exec /bin/sh for /etc/nsswitch.conf line 2: syntax error
> at ' '
>
> init: login_getclass: unknown class 'daemon'
> init: login_getclass:no default/fallback class 'default'
>
> Enter full pathname of shell or return for /bin/sh: /bin/sh
>
> Obviously I cannot proceed from here. Does this image work well for
> others? I can decompress this and make corrections where necessary...
> question is, where?
>
>
>
> -- 
> Mike
>
> Of course, you might discount this possibility, but remember that one
> in a million chances happen 99% of the time.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
Mike, that's an odd error to run into. You sure the USB media isn't
faulty? Also try the DD with a "bs=1m", I use that here and it seems to
all be fine with it.


-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
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