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Old 06-20-2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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updated zen 5.0 will not boot


Last night I updated my os. Everything seemed fine but today when I tried to boot it up- nothing doing.
Below is a sample of what I got:
Starting udev
testing root filesystem status - read only
Remounting root device with read-write enabled
/etc/rc.d/rc.S: line 113:/sbin/mount:
no such file or directory

Attempt to mount root dev as read-write failed .. serious problems...

at Lilo prompt line
Lilo: mount root+/dev/hda1 rw


I'm afraid I'm not technically up to understanding what to do in this situation.
I can see my home files by using a live Knoppix disc but I'm still at a loss.
Will anyone help me please?
 
Old 06-21-2008, 01:25 AM   #2
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What you did was upgrade from 5.0 to 5.2, without taking care of the details. There is a wiki page that explains what you should install/remove for upgrading with no problems: http://wiki.zenwalk.org/index.php?ti...NGES_AND_HINTS

You can chroot from a live CD and do the upgrading right.

Last edited by gapan; 06-21-2008 at 04:19 AM.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 04:29 AM   #3
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Thanks

Thank you (again) Gapan,
I suspected that's what had happened but I still don't know how to rescue my system. Perhaps I should just cut my losses and re-install using what back up is current and living without the rest.
Thanks again, starkadder.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 07:02 AM   #4
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You can rescue your system if with a live cd you mount your root partition somewhere (like /mnt/myroot), chroot in that partition ("chroot /mnt/myroot" as user root) and use netpkg cli from there.
 
Old 06-24-2008, 01:03 AM   #5
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Zenwalk boot problem over

Hi everyone and thanks for your help.
I solved the problem by cutting my losses, I re-installed and went to 5.2. Everything is back to normal.
Thanks again.
 
  


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