Problems with busybox or filesystem ...

Georg Schardt g.schardt at
Thu Apr 3 21:02:51 EST 2008

Hi again,

its strange, now i have a filesystem with busybox 1.7.0 working if  i 
boot from systemace - module.
if i create a jffs2 image with the same filesystem, put it into flash 
and try to boot from flash busybox hangs after a few bytes of output. 
using kernel 2.6 from on a virtex4fx12 minimodul:

Output from kernel, and a few Bytes from busybox:

[    2.219956] VFS: Mounted root (jffs2 filesystem).
[    2.224084] Freeing unused kernel memory: 100k init
2.6. Lin

and then nothing :)

i tried a few other things:
- put the rootfs in a ramdisk -> same problem, but sometimes a few bytes 
more output :)
- change busybox version -> same problem
- change to secretlab kernel -> same problem
- use another gcc glibc version on crosscompiler -> same version

Whats wrong ? Its just a device missing ? Does the kernel unmounts the 
rootfs after starting init or something like this ? i this a problem 
with the console/serial device ?  i have no idea what i can try next.

its very frustrating  :)

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