Subject: Re: Can't execute "init" on mac68k
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/27/2002 01:36:40
On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 03:30:38PM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > 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

> But I don't know why it complains about the exec format. Do you have
> EXEC_ELF in your kernel ?

<sigh> It was my own stupid goof. I built a distribution for mac68k
and for i386 from the same sources, and it looks like I'd installed
the wrong one on the Mac.