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Old 09-18-2002, 08:38 AM   #1
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Cool post 2.4.19 kernel compile blues

I'm running Mandrake 8.2 and I upgraded to the 2.4.19 kernel. The kernel boots and runs well but there's a couple probs. First off when I boot I get two error messages;
Mounting local filesystems failed
Mounting other file systems failed.

I'm currently able to acces one of my cdrom drives but the cd rw that's suppose to be using scsi emulation is working. In fact it's not even listed in /dev. Besides that I've noticed no other probs although it's only been a couple hours.

Here's my fstab:
/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda8 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/mnt/cdrom /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/mnt/cdrom2 /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

Here's a few exerpts from /var/log/messages that caught my eye.

Sep 18 07:51:22 localhost mount: mount: mount point /dev/pts does not exist
Sep 18 07:51:22 localhost netfs: Mounting other filesystems: failed

Sep 18 03:51:12 localhost devfsd: Started device management daemon v1.3.25 for /dev
Sep 18 03:51:12 localhost devfsd: error calling: symlink in GLOBAL <-------
Sep 18 03:51:12 localhost rc.sysinit: Running DevFs daemon succeeded
Sep 18 03:51:12 localhost devfsd[63]: error calling: "unlink" in "GLOBAL" <-------
Sep 18 03:51:12 localhost rc.sysinit: Configuring kernel parameters: succeeded

Hope this will give you something to work w/. Thnx a bunch
Old 09-18-2002, 08:47 AM   #2
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I just last week built my 1st kernel (2.4.19) and mounting the file system was my 1st problem.

I had to go back into menuconfig and selec tan option to enable ext3 file system. This fixed the problem.

good luck.
Old 09-18-2002, 09:08 AM   #3
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Thnx for the response
I've got ext3, ext2 as well as some windows extensions, enabled in order to access my w98 partition (which is working btw).

Last edited by hopinator; 09-20-2002 at 04:07 AM.
Old 09-20-2002, 12:38 AM   #4
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Looks like you enabled devfs. I have read some things on this recently, it's semi-new. It creates the /dev devices as they are made/required/necessary/requested, instead of the old way of having every known option in the /dev directory to begin with. There are obvious advantages to this if it works. However I am not that good to be able to fix your particular situation on this. I would say go back and remove that option until you can become more familiar with devfs and then go ahead and give it a try then.


Old 09-20-2002, 04:01 AM   #5
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Appreciate the response MasterC, I'll give it a go. :-)
Old 09-20-2002, 04:42 AM   #6
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No problem, I cruise the boards often to give responses

Good luck, and I really think it'll work for ya.



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