Too Many Symbolic Links

Discussion in 'Droid X Rooted Help' started by crentist, Sep 13, 2010.

DroidForums.net is the premier Android Forum - Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
  1. crentist
    Offline

    crentist New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I lost root while updating to the new tranquility and while going through the root process for Froyo I get to

    - cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su

    and the response is cp: /system/bin/su: Too many symbolic links encountered

    Is this perhaps because superuser is already installed on my phone? I appreciate anyone's suggestions on how to get past this.
  2. malac0da13
    Offline

    malac0da13 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hey I registered because I just had this problem and could not for the life of me find the answer...Then I remembered when first updating to 2.2 via birdmans how-to you had to move su and busybox to /system/xbin/ so I tried copying them there and low and behold it worked.
  3. randroid123
    Offline

    randroid123 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0

    AHHHHH!!!! So at what point do we use xbin? when pushing su from the sd card to the bin... its to the xbin instead of the bin???? then we copy from the xbin to the bin after?

    Please Help!!!!!
  4. malac0da13
    Offline

    malac0da13 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    After you run the rageagainsthecage-arm5.bin and get root you then...
    Code:
    cp /sdcard/su /system/xbin/su
    cp /sdcard/busybox /system/xbin/busybox
    chomd 4755 /system/xbin/su
    chomd 4755 /system/xbin/busybox
    mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    that should be it... hope that helps
  5. randroid123
    Offline

    randroid123 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    omg you are a pimp... got superuser access back doing this!!!! just cp /sdcard/su /system/xbin/su...
    also when running the chmod 4755 line... replace bin with xbin

    WOOT WOOT! can i still flash to my old nandroids from this or since its an upgraded froyo are the old ones useless now?!?!
  6. Abe21599
    Offline

    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    6,345
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +30
    yea what he said. u need su in xbin to keep root and the chmod to keep processes running as a root user.
  7. malac0da13
    Offline

    malac0da13 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    If you mean restoring backups that you previously made that would be kinda pointless of upgrading I think?...If I am understanding you right...
  8. randroid123
    Offline

    randroid123 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    yea i just kind of did the upgrade on a very cluttered nandroid (like themed with nex-theme, then black glass on top, with Tranquility which black glass seems to disagree with =/) I dunno I could go back and do the upgrade on a wyped unthemed just deodexed/flyx/tranquility rom... then have a fresh unthemed nandroid to start with on this upgrade... maybe reinstalling tranquilty right now will wype the themes... ill try now and let yah know!
  9. malac0da13
    Offline

    malac0da13 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Id say start with a fresh deodexed froyo then do tranquility then reget root and then theme. Probably make a backup after you reroot...
  10. randroid123
    Offline

    randroid123 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    worked like a charm ;)
    Btw... Im running FlyX Final.1 and Tranquiliyu 1.0... its been very stable.

    I tried 1.5 but I had issues with the calender... the error was supposedly fixed but I still cant add an event after installing 1.5 and manually syncing... then after trying the calender fix from tranquiliy 1.0 it does nothing =/ anyone else get this???
  11. crentist
    Offline

    crentist New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for the help guys!
  12. madAdam
    Offline

    madAdam New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    When I try "chomd 4755", I'm getting "chomd not found".

    Do I copy to xbin immediately after getting root, without the initial "mount -o rw,remount -t..."?
  13. crentist
    Offline

    crentist New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Try chmod instead of chomd.
  14. madAdam
    Offline

    madAdam New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks. I'm happily rerooted!
Search tags for this page

android symbolic link

,
android too many symbolic links encountered
,
chmod too many levels of symbolic links
,
link2sd too many symbolic link
,
mount: too many symbolic links encountered
,
su is a symbolic link
,
symbolic link not mount link2sd
,
too many levels of symbolic links link2sd
,

too many symbolic links

,

too many symbolic links encountered