Originally Posted by peterlowrie
Hmm, good advice, In fact fstab was OK.
Don't worry about it being on a Sun. It's LINUX and that's that. It looks just like a PC.
/dev/sda is divided up thus:
/dev/sda1 /boot (128MB) ext2
/dev/sda2 swap (1028kB)
/dev/sda4 / (8900k) ext3
And I think this may be the problem - ext3. What I'm doing now is reinstalling and I've formatted sda4 as ext2 to see if this fixes is. I've not been able to boot into filesystems with ext3 in the past.
Of course I'll post the results here too.
Right, I reinstalled it.
It rebooted and did a filesystem check saying the last check was in the future. It rebooted after the fsck.
Now it's checking again - while I type this...It's doing /dev/sdb and same deal. It wants me to go into maintenance mode.
In fstab, following "defaults" it has 1 2. I cant change it to 0 0. It is a read only filesystm. Nothing I'm doing lets me edit and save my changes.Now I've
I thinks it's strugling against ro filesystem. Plus I can't find my glasses and everything's fuzzy. :-) I've just ^c to get back to my prompt so I can see if
produces anything. And it dows, most of hte expected modules are runmning. Despite my ^c earlier, it's still trying to load services et al.
init: prefdm main process ended respawning
init: prefdm respawning too fast, stopped
Despite all that it's rebooted. Same thing it says:
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):
except that Ctrl-D doesn't respond and it chokes on the root password a few times. After it reports back that:
bash: [: =: unary operator expected
bash: /usr/bin/id: no such file or directory I'm dropped into a
(repair filesystem) 1# prompt. So I'll run fsck.ext2 on everything it won't let me do /devf/sda naturally so I:
e2fsck -f /dev/sdb it's going to take a while so I'll umount /dev/sda4 and check it later, now I'm just going to post this.