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Old 06-08-2007, 03:38 AM   #1
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LFS Boot Problem(LILO,Two Distributions in Two Hard Disks)

Like the title i mentioned, I had two hard disks, one disk for Windows&Slackware and one for the LFS(6.2).

Before i got another disk for LFS, i build the LFS system in Slackware.
And then copied all packages to the second hard disk.

I followed all the instructions in LFS 6.2 book until Chapter 7, i am a little confused what Chapter 7 says, so i skipped a few.

I edited /etc/lilo.conf, add this entry, and run the lilo command.

#LFS linux
image = /boot/vmlinuz-
root = /dev/hdb1
label = LFS-
But after reboot and enter the "LFS-", i got the ERROR like this and stopped.

VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly
INIT: version 2.85 ...............
INIT: /etc/rc.d/init.d.rc line:97 /dev/null Read-Only File System
Can someone help me out?
Old 06-09-2007, 04:14 PM   #2
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Can you post the contents of /etc/rc.d/init.d.rc on your LFS partition? It looks as though it's trying to use /dev/null for something (a file-system?) and failing at line 97.
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@51dunk: LFS doesn't have a /etc/rc.d/init.d.rc file, it does have /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc file (mind the slash between init.d and rc instead of the/your dot.

If this is not a typo, take a good look at your /etc/inittab file, especially the line that starts with s1. This line should look like this:

si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc sysinit

Do check the other lines too, but the above line is used during start-up.

Hope this helps.
Old 06-10-2007, 10:15 PM   #4
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First of all, thanks for responding.

gilead: the rc file is directly created from lfs bootscript tar, so i don't think that's the reason of failure. I am not post the entire rc file content, because i think it is same as all yours.

druuna: Yes, it's /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc. I just check out the /etc/inittab file, and make sure all things are right, here is my /etc/inittab file content:


si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc sysinit

10:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 0
11:S1:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 1
12:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 2
13:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 3
14:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 4
15:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 5
16:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 6

ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now


1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty1 9600
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty2 9600
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty3 9600
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty4 9600
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty5 9600
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty6 9600
But after i reboot, i got the same error.

I will look at the linux boot process details these days, and i hope someone can pull me out quickly.
Old 06-11-2007, 08:57 AM   #5
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Well, I solved this problem, it's the problem of both /dev/null and /etc/inittab file. I make the wrong inittab file first and miss the /dev/null second, so i got success the third try. It's lucky that it has only 2 options, not 200 options ^_^, but it make me feel the linux boot process.


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