U-Boot crashes when trying to boot microSD-card

David Kuehling dvdkhlng at gmx.de
Sat Jul 10 17:03:38 EDT 2010

Hi Xiangfu,

>>>>> "Xiangfu" == Xiangfu Liu <xiangfu at sharism.cc> writes:

> On 07/08/2010 05:20 AM, David Kuehling wrote:
>> Unfortunately the kernel then complains about "no init found".  Guess
>> it couldn't properly mount the debian root file system (mmc support
>> is in a module?)  But that's a completely different problem.  Maybe
>> I'll have to

> the problem is kernel can not find the [/etc/preinit]. our kernel will
> only check the [/etc/preinit].

> so try to [ln -s /sbin/init /etc/preinit] in your sd card. then try
> again.

You're right, this does the job.  I now have a (somewhat) working (and
very slow) debian squeeze system :).

>>> This weekend I installed Debian Squeeze on an SD-card, by running
>>> the Debian installer via chroot out of the openwrt system.

> can you write down the steps you install Debian on an SD-card. I want
> learn.  I don't know how to install Debian via chroot.

Yes, I'm going to write a wiki-page about it, as soon as I find the


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