[Vserver] gentoo guest wont start up or find anything after failed emerge

From: Chuck <chuck_at_sbbsnet.net>
Date: Thu 24 Nov 2005 - 01:43:45 GMT
Message-Id: <200511232043.45392.chuck@sbbsnet.net>

ok.. now i'm baffled. i went to emerge mozilla-firefox-bin inside my guest and
it failed. i did not copy the error but it had to do with emerge .py files.
this guest has run well for quite a while... then nothing would work. i
could not execute any commands all were not found including ls. cd seemed to
be the only thing that worked. it was almost like it could not search the
disk....after stopping the guest, i see that everything is still there and
have content but now the guest won't start. i tried unmounting the /vservers
partition and remounting it. same thing.

this is an entire gentoo system running
with util-vserver-0.30.209

portage was mounted using defaults in the default guest fstab

i cannot even do a chroot /vservers/davin /bin/bash as it comes back with
chroot: cannot run command `/bin/bash': No such file or directory .. yet it
exists where it should be and is the correct size and from the host i can
execute the bash shell in the guest bin path just fine.

when trying to start the guest i get the following:

eron davin # vserver davin start
Davin starting
vcontext: execvp("/sbin/init"): No such file or directory

An error occured while executing the vserver startup sequence; when
there are no other messages, it is very likely that the init-script
(/sbin/init) failed.

Common causes are:
* /etc/rc.d/rc on Fedora Core 1 and RH9 fails always; the 'apt-rpm' build
  method knows how to deal with this, but on existing installations,
  appending 'true' to this file will help.

Failed to start vserver 'davin'

the only other variation in this whole thing is the host did an update on
binutils on itself which doesnt touch the files in the guest. i do not do
updates in the guest usually and this time was no exception. i was just
reinstalling firefox-bin ..


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