Subject: Can't execute "init" on mac68k
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/2002 15:30:38
I just built a full release for 1.6I/mac68k from sources checked out
with the date tag of 2002-10-20 (on a 1.6/i386 host) and installed it
all with sysinstall. Now I get

    exec: /sbin/init: error 8

then it goes on to try a few other locations and panics for "no init".
If I set the Booter to prompt for root drive, I eventually get
prompted for the location of "init", too, so I try "/rescue/init", but
same "error 8". Same thing with an old 1.6E kernel.

On my other Mac, a custom kernel (with old static binaries) also
fails, but I'll have to hook a monitor up to see what the error is,
so I don't know if it's related or not.

Any idea what "error 8" means? Is anyone successfully running with
the new dynamic root on mac68k?