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Old 04-13-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
Meowatilla
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"Permission Denied" errors during start-up (SuSE 9.0)


Suddenly when starting up, I am seeing a bunch of permission denied errors during startup (like trying to create something in /var/run). I would post my /var/log/messages but I think this permission problem has also prevented that log file from being written.

Maybe this will help:
linux:~ # ls -la /var
total 2
drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 416 2004-04-09 21:28 .
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 464 2004-04-13 11:11 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 72 2004-04-09 21:28 account
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 272 2004-04-09 20:45 adm
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 192 2004-04-09 22:16 cache
drwxrwxr-x 2 games games 80 2004-04-09 21:50 games
drwxr-xr-x 32 root root 840 2004-04-13 04:15 lib
drwxrwxr-x 3 root uucp 72 2004-04-13 15:14 lock
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 856 2004-04-13 18:12 log
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2004-04-11 02:17 mail -> spool/mail
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 72 2004-04-11 02:23 opt
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 824 2004-04-13 18:24 run
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 320 2004-04-09 22:12 spool
drwxrwxrwt 4 root root 144 2004-04-13 18:12 tmp
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 120 2004-04-11 03:02 X11R6
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 104 2004-04-11 03:02 yp


Thanks for any help!
M
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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"Suddenly when starting up, I am seeing a bunch of permission denied errors during startup (like trying to create something in /var/run). I would post my /var/log/messages but I think this permission problem has also prevented that log file from being written."

Maybe the problem is in the /var directory itself. Check the permissions and ownership of /var. If /var is a mountpoint then check the description of /var in /etc/fstab.

It is also possible that this is a problem with some inode in the file system where /var resides. Boot a rescue CD and run fsck against the partition where /var resides.

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Old 04-14-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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ls -la / :
drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 416 2004-04-09 21:28 var

fstab:
/dev/hda7 /var reiserfs defaults 1 2

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Old 04-14-2004, 11:40 AM   #4
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The only other things that I can think to check are to issue:
mount
to make sure that /dev/ad7 is mounted rw
and to boot a rescue cd and issue:
fsck.reiserfs /dev/hda7
to make sure that there are no problems with the reiserfs inodes.

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