Originally posted by /bin/bash
The boot.local is just a blank file with some comments. If you want to add a command to the end of the boot process you put the command in boot.local. It's the equivalent of the rc.local file for other distros. What is the error?, and could you post the contents of the file?
Yup, did that, too. It was failing with nothing in it (aside from the default comments), so I put a line in there (ntpdate to sync the clock with adjtimex to come when I get it fixed), and it still fails. It doesn't really fail with any errors, it just says "Running boot.local" or whatever it says on the left side during the boot sequence, then comes up with the red "failed" on the right. I checked the boot messages, which say this...
System Boot Control: Running /etc/init.d/boot.local
I was thinking that the killproc statement may have held a clue, but I saw one like it (exactly like it, except the "3" was a "29") a few messages before it, like so...
So yeah, I'm still clueless here. (And I'm probably going to kick myself if I ever find out what's wrong...)