[PC-BSD Testing] Error booting PCBSD flash drive

Mike Barnard mike.barnardq at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 22:35:27 PST 2013


Hi Kris,

Changed the media twice thinking it was the usb stick that had a problem. I
am redoing the usb stick with bs=1m. I'll let you know how that goes


On 19 November 2013 21:26, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

> 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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-- 
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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