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Old 05-09-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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Busy Box appears after kernel upgrade reboots

I'm running Debian Sid/Etch and when upgrading to Kernel 2.6.16-1-686 on the reboot loading stops here:

BusyBox v.1.01
/bin/sh/: can't access tty
Job control turned off

on entering help busy box has about 150 odd 'built in' commands where some seem to work and others don't

What commands is /# looking for and why is Job control turned off? What does all that mean?

To use Debian I have to reboot and use the earlier Kernel 2.6.12

Does anyone know what's happening here? I've not seen this one before.


Old 05-11-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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You dropped into this emergency shell because the boot failed. Somewhere above this output should be the reason.


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