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Old 05-12-2011, 02:16 AM   #1
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linux constantly reboots

I'm booting Gentoo off of a usb-stick. This has been working previously but now when I try to boot my stick it gets as far as executing the initramfs init script then restarts.

The last two lines of my initramfs/init are:
echo "finished initramfs."
exec switch_root /new-root /sbin/init
The last two things printed during boot are:
finished initramfs.
[ 11.123456 ] Restarting system.
So it seems to be restarting cleanly - ie. the kernel isn't crashing or anything - but I have no idea why its restarting at all.
No logs are produced in /var/log and I'm booting with the 'debug' boot arg aswell.

Can anyone suggest how I might debug this?
Old 05-12-2011, 03:49 AM   #2
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Suggestion : boot of a live CD (if possible - dunnow what you got there for hardware...) and edit the /etc/inittab, chances are your system starts in init 6 - reboot.


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