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Old 03-12-2001, 08:36 AM   #1
GoalieGirl
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Hi all!

I installed RedHat 7.0 on my newly acquired hard drive last week. Friday, actually. And, lo and behold, only 2 days later I have something I can't figure out. I hope you all can help...

Okay, here's the deal. I have a dual boot RH7/WinMe system. Everything was running fine until I used the "update" feature in RedHat. After the update feature I can no longer mount the other drives in my system. The floppy OR the vfat drives.

I get this:

mount: /dev/<drive here> has wrong major or minor number

I get several errors about dependencies when Linux is booting as well.

Am I going to have to re-install? Can I un-update somehow?
I have a Notes.txt file in my home dir and I'd really like to at least get that onto floppy...if not, it's not too big of a deal.

Thanks,
Angela
 
Old 03-12-2001, 11:39 AM   #2
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/etc/fstab

What is thepartition setup on your machine? (i.e. where is ME installed and where is Linux installed)

What does /etc/fstab look like?
 
Old 03-12-2001, 01:47 PM   #3
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more info

Thanks for replying.

Partition info:

I have two physical drives.

Drive One:
C: partition with WinMe
D: partition for Storage

Drive Two:
Linux

/etc/fstab display:

LABEL=/ / ext2 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,user 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,user 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/hdb6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/c vfat noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/d vfat noauto,user 0 0

There are a few FAILED messages upon bootup. I did a tail of the messages log:

localhost modprobe: modprobe: Cant open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.2.16-22/modules.dep (no such file or directory)
adsl-connect: ADSL connections lost; attempting reconnection

I get several errors when booting into Linux -- dependency errors with the file mentioned above, "NFS lockd: lockdsvc:" fails, and eth0 fails.

Due to the ADSL and eth0 errors, I have no internet connection. So with that and not being able to mount the drives, getting this info onto the messageboard is quite a task! :|

Thanks,
Angela
 
Old 03-12-2001, 02:35 PM   #4
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okay...what

What command are you using to mount say the floppy for instance?

If "mount /mnt/floppy" isn't working, then try "mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy"
If that doesn't work, what does this show:
"ls -l /dev/fd0"

It looks like you have the Windows C: drive on the first primary partition on the primary master drive. What command are you using to mount that?

If "mount /mnt/c" isn't working, then try
"mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/c"
If that doesn't work, what does this show:
"ls -l /dev/hda*"

Your NFS problem is not critical. We can look at that later.

If "/sbin/ifconfig -a" shows your NIC, then your eth0 problem can probably be fixed by running "/usr/sbin/netconfig"

I don't know about the ADSL errors. Do you have some kind of ADSL adapter inside your machine???

I have a WinME and RH7.0 dual boot on my laptop. I can compare my setup to yours tonight when I get home.
 
Old 03-12-2001, 04:39 PM   #5
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To mount a drive I was using mount /mnt/<drive here>. It was working before I did the "update". So was my ethernet card so that's what screwed everything up.

ls -/dev/fd0 shows this:
brw-rw---- 1 angela floppy 2, 0 Aug 24 2000 /dev/fd0

when I tried 'mount -t mdsos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy' I got:
mount: fs type msdos not supported by kernel

when I tried 'mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/c' I got:
mount: /dev/hda1 has wrong major or minor number

As far as my ADSL internet connection goes, I downloaded and installed the client from http://www.roaringpenguin.com/pppoe (most Sympatico Linux users use this) to use ADSL. I tried re-installing and reconfiguring that, (after running netconfig) to no avail.

Also, I ran sndconfig and got another error about not having the right kernel to run that utility, which doesn't make sense since I had already run it /before/ the update.

I haven't done anything that can't easily be redone if I reload it, most of my time was spent figuring out HOW to do the things I did, so maybe I should just start over again from scratch. An hour of an install vs. a LONG time trying to get back to the ?original? kernel/configuration I had...

Grrr. I love challenges.
~Angela
 
Old 03-12-2001, 04:45 PM   #6
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I agree

A quick install is better if you don't have problems getting things set back up the way you had them.
Quite often, this is a problem with upgrading a server that people use everyday, but if its just your workstation, and you don't mind.. a reinstall of RH v7.0 should fix you right up in the shortest time possible.
 
Old 03-13-2001, 08:44 AM   #7
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Sorry, but why reinstall the system?
You just have to recompile the kernel.
It was also updated by the redhat update-tool but not properly configured.
 
  


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