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Old 01-02-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
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Error during boot


Hi again

When trying to boot my new installationI get an error after a while. It says like this "Remounting root device enabled.
/etc/rc.d/rc.S: /sbin/mount: No such file or directory.
Attempt to remount root device as read-write failed!"

The mount-file is missing. Can I write it myself? What shall be in it?
Any other ideas to what could be wrong???
 
Old 01-02-2003, 11:04 AM   #2
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heh, no you can't write it yourself (well.. maybe you can if you know c) it's a program. BUT it's normally in /bin/ instead of /sbin/ which is why you're probably getting that error.

As to what to do though. I'm not up on slack at all at all, so trickykid can probably tell you the best thing. it really shouldn't ever occur though, so it's quite confusing. i guess you could edit the rc.S script, but there must be a proper explanation for it... over to drew...
 
Old 01-02-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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Actually usually with Slackware as acid is correct on the actual location of mount, usually by default there is a symlink in the /sbin directory pointing to the /bin directory for mount.

Is this occuring when your installing Slackware or is it your first boot after installation?

Can you boot into any other runlevel or boot from the Slackware cd ?
 
Old 01-02-2003, 01:13 PM   #4
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Hi guys

Thanks for your help. It feels like I have a thousand question to ask, so I greatful for all help I can get. I have installed one server and one workstation at home with the same CD, so it cant be anything wrong with that. And typically,when I tried to install a server in my office, to testrun it with our network, it wouldn work...

I get the error when I rebooting the first time after installation. I can boot from the CD, and I can mount /dev/hda1 manually to a temp-dir, and read from it. I have noticed that there is an error witn something like missing swapon, or something like that. It hapens ringht after the kernel 2.4.18 starts booting.
 
Old 01-05-2003, 02:29 PM   #5
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Please is there anyone that can have an idea to what goes wrong?
I now have the same problem on two machines, and very little hair left on my head...
 
Old 02-21-2003, 03:26 AM   #6
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Hello,

I recent experienced the same problem. I found that /sbin/mount is a syslink to /bin/mount. But /bin/mount did not exist.

The package util-linux-2.11r-i386-2.tgz contains the mount command. I booted off the CD, then mount my drive. I then tried to install the package:

installpkg -root /tmp/ util-linux-2.11r-i386-2.tgz

this did not work, I received a error message telling me the package was corrupted. I then mounted a another directory via NFS - and installed the package from their.

Everything worked fine after that. I it seems like the CD was CRAP. I then reinstalled all the packages just to be on the safe side.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 08:18 AM   #7
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Hi

I tried to reinstall it with a newburned CD, and that worked...
It seems the problem was a bad CD, just like yours.

CU
 
Old 02-23-2003, 04:45 PM   #8
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Bad CD's are nasty, I recently downloaded slackware-curent from the PSU mirror and found it was incomplete, so I had a friend of mine that goes there talk to the person maintaining that....he complained ftp.slackware.com was never up (complete bs to me), but I had a corrupt CD and didn't notice really untill install time. Everything installed fine even though hardly anything of the base system was there, it gave no errors, and when it booted it booted to an init2.08# and stopped. So I redownloaded and reinstalled and all is well. ;-) Gotta watch those corrupt CD's
 
  


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