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Re: exec: /sbin/init: error 8

On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 05:10:07PM -0400, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> I installed 5.0 RC3 recently to a new machine.  I then wanted to make
> it a -current machine.  I rebuilt the kernel from sources as of this
> morning but I get the above error suggesting that the exec format is
> invalid.
> I am rebuilding the userland but I don't want to install it until I
> have run the kernel for a while.  My plan is to mv /sbin/init
> to /sbin/oinit (in case I need to revert) and install just the init
> from the new build.  Is this the best way forward?  Can I expect other
> gotchas doing it this way?

I doubt that will help.  What -current kernel have you compiled?  Have
you installed the modules and the new bootloader?

Quentin Garnier - -
"See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
[...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.

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