digitalwiz
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Error, INIT: Id "S0" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

Tue May 21, 2019 9:29 pm

I know this issue has come up before and most of the solutions involve diddling /etc/inittab. My situation is that it only happens with the 4.19 kernel that I built. 4.17 works fine. So it must be something in the kernel because the file system hasn't changed.

And the thing is, I want to use the serial port. I'm running an R Pi 3 B.

Any ideas? TIA

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Re: Error, INIT: Id "S0" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

Wed May 22, 2019 11:17 am

What OS are you running? Raspbian Stretch doesn't run that old sysvinit crap.
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Re: Error, INIT: Id "S0" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

Wed May 22, 2019 8:26 pm

I'm running Yocto's core-image-minimal. Granted, sysvinit is old, but it's easy to wrap your mind around.

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Re: Error, INIT: Id "S0" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

Wed May 22, 2019 11:03 pm

You won't get support for systems running non-standard OSes on here, the folks that volunteer on here don't have time to muck about with things that aren't built on Raspbian.

Sysvinit respawning usually points to a root filesystem that needs a fsck as it's been corrupted by failing to shut down in an orderly fashion.

You'll need another Linux system to do that. Or you'll need to get a root shell using the init=/bin/bash trick.
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