Installs being dropped straight into a busybox shell

Thomas Lange lange at
Thu Aug 21 17:00:27 CEST 2008

>>>>> On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:38:46 +0200, Tim Edwards <timothy.edwards.ext at> said:

    > I'm trying to install etch from an FAI CD image but am not having much 
    > luck. I got past one error by adding live-initramfs as instructed at 
    > but am now just having the installation drop into a busybox shell almost 
    > straight after starting. I have a screenshot if necessary. The prompt in 
    > the shell is "(initramfs)", I'm really not sure what's going on here?
You have a shell can type some commands to track down the error. The
best thing would be that you join the IRC channel #fai, there we can
help you much faster.

I guess something went wrong with creating the ISO image, or you have
hardware that is not fully detected by the kernel.

regards Thomas

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