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Old 12-04-2003, 04:43 PM   #1
tmitch70377
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BASH says "too many arguments" in terminal


Hi,
When I open a terminal the first line is: bash: [: too many arguments
Then the prompt.
I had been trying too configure my usb scanner and also my cdrw (the cd writer is ide internal), so I'm not sure what I did exactly. Would it help to send the dmesg errors I get at start-up? I don't really understand too much of what I'm reading. I've been trying to work with Linux for a few years now and I still feel like a newbie.
Thanks for any help you can give.
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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Hi Mitch ...

You can give the dmesg output a shot.

Chances are, however, that you somehow
screwed up one of the inital scripts run
by init (the [: would suggest that).

Maybe if you have a look through your /etc
directory and check which files were modified
recently ....


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-04-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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Hi Tink,
Thanks for the quick response!
Actually I've been operating with it like this for a year now. I'm not sure if it's hurting anything. But I just got my nerve up to tackle it again. I wonder if the linuxconf could be the problem? In /etc/rc.d/init.d is a line modified on 11/21/02 linuxconf -> /usr/lib/linuxconf/redhat/scripts/linuxconf*
It's displayed in light blue and green.
By the way, I'm using Mandrake 9.0 now.
Thanks,
Mitch
 
Old 12-04-2003, 06:22 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by tmitch70377
Hi Tink,
Thanks for the quick response!
Yo, and no worries. :}

Quote:
In /etc/rc.d/init.d is a line modified on 11/21/02 linuxconf -> /usr/lib/linuxconf/redhat/scripts/linuxconf*
It's displayed in light blue and green.
That's fine, that's a symlink ... I can't tell you
where to look, though ... just go through
/etc, /etc/profile.d and /etc/rc.d and its
subdirectories, and check the contents of
the most recently modified shell scripts...

ls -ltr
will give them in the right order.
(newest last)



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-06-2003, 06:19 PM   #5
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Hi, it's mitch again. can you help me with this? what does it mean and how do i fix it?

hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: command error: error=0x54
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 0
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: command error: error=0x54
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 4
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: command error: error=0x54
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 0
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: command error: error=0x54
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 4
hdc: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: command error: error=0x54
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 0
FAT: unable to read boot sector
Thanks again,
dummy.....i mean Mitch
 
  


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