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Re: How to get multistrap rootfs up and running?

Am 02.02.2011 20:00, schrieb Bjørn Forsman:
Hi all,

[It's my first time posting to the list so be nice :-) ]

I'm having trouble turning a multistrap rootfs (freshly baked) into a
fully configured and ready to use emdebian system.

So far I have used the sample file from "multistrap -h" and built a
rootfs for a ARM board. Then I booted my board with NFS +
init=/bin/sh. I read somwhere that I should do "dpkg --configure -a"
to get everything setup, but this is what I get:

sh-3.2# dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for
reading: No such file or directory

Hi Björn,
May be you might want to have a look in my example posted earlier on this mailinglist.
(It uses GRIP ! instead of Baked)

The default kernels I found in Debian and Emdebian do not support rootfs over NFS. Which kernel do you use? I dont't think that init=/bin/sh is sufficient to get dpkg working. Maybe you should try it with standard init (/sbin/init ?) and/or reconfigure the rootfs before the first mount by the kernel (like I do in my example above - ok it's not baked but anyway).

btw: I also tested buildroot and came back to debian (multistrap). It works a bit different from what we know from buildroot ;-)


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