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Old 10-15-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
wscarl
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Error HD install


After HD install repeating line:
usr/x11r7/bin/xwin: line 35 /tmp/kbdest layout.txt read-only file system
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until alt-cntrol-del to reboot
pryer os install was 2.10rc1 move to 2.11 was wire opp.
on the Dell Dimension L500Cx
 
Old 10-16-2006, 12:01 AM   #2
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usr/x11r7/bin/xwin: line 35 /tmp/kbdest layout.txt read-only file system

It's time for "Captain Obvious"!

Your error message means that there was an error on line 35 of a script
called xwin in the /usr/x11r7/bin directory. That is not one of the more
fundamental scripts. I do not know why you have a read-only file system, but
your system is clearly unhappy that it cannot write some configuration file.
My question is if you really need to reboot.

My guess is "Ctrl-C" or "Ctrl-X"
or "Ctrl-Break" should get all of this to stop and maybe get you to a
command line instead of rebooting.
Then you can trouble-shoot from there. You probably should just
re-install Linux, unless you mean that you had a working system and you added
a second hard-drive and you have a new error. Your original message was not
too clear on that.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 10:16 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by pcardout
usr/x11r7/bin/xwin: line 35 /tmp/kbdest layout.txt read-only file system

It's time for "Captain Obvious"!

Your error message means that there was an error on line 35 of a script
called xwin in the /usr/x11r7/bin directory. That is not one of the more
fundamental scripts. I do not know why you have a read-only file system, but
your system is clearly unhappy that it cannot write some configuration file.
My question is if you really need to reboot.

My guess is "Ctrl-C" or "Ctrl-X"
or "Ctrl-Break" should get all of this to stop and maybe get you to a
command line instead of rebooting.
Then you can trouble-shoot from there. You probably should just
re-install Linux, unless you mean that you had a working system and you added
a second hard-drive and you have a new error. Your original message was not
too clear on that.
This is an error in the OS script-it boots and configures form the cd in to puppy but when I install to the HD it will not configure the first time. this was not a problem with version 2:10rc1. The new puppy 2.11 must be locking or not unlocking the file when it installs to the HD. Email Barry about it. This is to see if any other puppy programer can find or reproduce the error.
 
Old 11-04-2006, 05:26 AM   #4
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wscarl,
Your answer is on the forum at the Murga.org website. I can't post the URL because I just joined this forum. Search for kbdextlayout and you will find it. The fix involves a simple script correction. Worked fine for me.
 
Old 11-04-2006, 06:24 AM   #5
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Yes, it's a known install bug in 211. You can boot from the liveCD and edit the startup script that mounts the root file system as read only. To find out which script, search the murga.org forum for "line 54".

Cheers,
Mark
 
Old 11-05-2006, 04:11 AM   #6
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I had same problem and i fixed by editing the grub menu list.
boot back into live cd and mount the partition with the hard disk installation, browse to /boot/grub/menu.lidt and change.
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ro vga=normal
to
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 rw vga=normal
Save & Reboot

Regards
Sharke
 
Old 11-07-2006, 04:18 PM   #7
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HD boot hang 2.11 Keyboard config

After editing line 54 rebooting, setting up puppy,and powering down the Laptop hung on keyboard config.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 07:04 PM   #8
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Try using some of the boot codes, like acpi=off (or on, or force), noapic, nopcmcia to try to isolate the problem. Do you have an external keyboard connected?

Good luck,
Mark
 
  


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