I am having a strange error with the latest version of Raspbian. I recently upgraded from a 4gb sd card to a 16gb one and proceeded to reinstall Raspbian onto the card (I did not restore the previous system, I wanted a fresh start). On my first attempt, I got a strange error
INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
that prevented a boot. This did not go away after numerous rebootings. I did some research which yielded a few leads, but all of them involved a regular linux computer running Debian or Fedora with access to system files. Since mine wouldn't boot, I had no access to said files. The most promising lead came from the Raspberry Pi forums;
which said that a fix was to install RiscOS first (something I had done on my previous SD card) and it should work (it was not heavily detailed why this worked). Needless to say, this did not fix my problem.
This output came before the error and after it recognized the usb devices and mounted the drive, it looks relevant.
INIT: version 2.88 booting [info] Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel S. INIT: Entering runlevel: 2 [info] Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel 2. Authentication failure Authentication failure Authentication failure Authentication failure Authentication failure Authentication failure Authentication failure Authentication failure Authentication failure INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
One last tidbit of information, I could not get RiscOS to work right on this card either. I could boot, but there was an error when it started up and it wouldn't load at full resolution, display a desktop image, etc.
Does anybody know why this error is occuring and I can't get Raspbian to work?
I think I have determined the problem, it is trying to run raspi-config but it isn't for whatever reason. raspi-config is installed at
/usr/bin. The inittab file currently says,
#1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty --noclear 38400 tty1 # RPICFG_TO_ENABLE 1:2345:respawn:/bin/login -f root tty1 </dev/tty1 >/dev/tty1 2>&1 # RPICFG_TO_DISABLE 2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2 3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3 4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4 5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5 6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6
which from my understanding means it is not booting directly into the Raspbian OS, it is trying to go through raspi-config first. Any ideas on why raspi-config isn't opening at boot?
And for the record I have not learned how to modify anything on my SD card, just read it.