[PVE-User] sbin/unconfigured.sh

Steve steve at easy2boot.com
Fri May 19 11:27:20 CEST 2017

If I type xinit it says /bin/sh: xinit: not found

I am the author of easy2boot which is a USB multiboot tool to allow people
to boot from 100's of different ISOs (or images) all from one USB stick.
I have been asked by a user to get proxmox 4 working.
3.2 works because I can run the unconfigured.sh from the command line


I tried setting proxdebug and  root=/dev/sdb1  or lvm2root=/dev/sdb1 to get
it to mount the FAT32 partition to /mnt. I do not need to manually use any
mount commands, it just automatically runs init but this causes an early
error message of
mount: mounting /dev/sdb1 on /mnt failed: Invalid argument
but if I use the mount command I can see that /mnt is present as a vfat
If I press CTRL+D to continue, it fails in the exact same place with
Installation aborted - unable to continue.
Note that this is not using my script at all, just the original init script
- I have not broken into the boot process because it picks up the lvm2root

I am so *near*, yet I just cannot get the unconfigured.sh script to run in
this way...

thanks for your help.

On 19 May 2017 at 10:04, Fabian Grünbichler <f.gruenbichler at proxmox.com>

> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 09:40:54AM +0100, Steve wrote:
> > I tried proxdebug. No extra messages are generated after the network has
> > initialised.
> > There is no log in /tmp folder ? Has the log moved?
> >
> > How do I run xinit? Where is it?
> > Do you mean init? If I run this it says must be run as PID 1 - how can I
> > fix this (sorry, I am not a linux guru!)
> >
> just type "xinit" in the debug shell. but if you are not comfortable
> with this kind of debugging, you might be better off just (temporarily)
> "sacrificing" a thumb drive for the PVE installer instead of trying to
> get this non-standard way to boot it to work ;)
> I hope to fix the initrd during the 5.x release cycleto to allow booting
> in some kind of loopback mode, but it's a low priority item on my todo
> list..
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