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crazy8 04-10-2008 12:24 PM

/dev/.udev/failed
 
It seems my boss found a little issue on our FC7 system dealing with /dev/.udev/failed and seems there is a file or something which is linked back to itself and causes an endless loop. Anyone know what this is? How to fix it? or anything?

Thanks for the help

Agrouf 04-10-2008 02:01 PM

try reinstalling udev:
yum install udev

crazy8 04-10-2008 02:08 PM

All I get in the end with that is "nothing to do"

Agrouf 04-10-2008 03:56 PM

yum remove udev and then yum install udev

crazy8 04-10-2008 04:15 PM

well its got about 270 files to remove before I re-install it...but anyway, in case it helps diagnose the problem my boss tries to access th server from his XP machine using DOS and when he enters "dir *.* /s /-p" is when a whole tone of stuff comes up on the screen and just loops supper fast and doesnt stop until he presses ctrl+ c.

We thought that maybe its nothing and its only acting up because hes doing it through DOS but we figured it was atleast looking into.

Thanks again for all the help

Agrouf 04-10-2008 06:42 PM

do that with --nodeps (or is it --no-deps?) check man page of yum.
Anyway good luck

crazy8 04-11-2008 11:13 AM

Well I removed udev before Agrouf made his recomendation. I am getting errors now when I boot up. I get the screen where it counts down the seconds then I get a black screen that says...

Booting 'Fedora Core (2.3.22.14-72.fc6)'

root (hd0,0)
filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.22.14-72.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet

Error 15: File not found

Press any key to continue...





Any thoughts?

crazy8 04-11-2008 12:00 PM

Should I just run the rescue from my CD? If so will rescue keep all my data, programs, settings, and any changes I have made to the system?

Agrouf 04-11-2008 01:34 PM

Did you reinstall udev?
you can use the boot CD to reinstall stuff from yum.

crazy8 04-11-2008 02:06 PM

Yes I ran..
yum remove udev
then
yum install udev

after that it should just start up perfectly shouldn't it? should I remove and reinstall again or should I just do a recovery?


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