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Old 06-29-2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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Read only hard drive causes hang at boot


Major problem. After installing (netinstall) Debian Woody, and updating critical packages via dselect, I can no longer boot my system.

Error is modprobe: modprobe: cannot create /var/log/ksymoops/20050629.log Read-only file system

It repeats, very rapidly, and eternally. I tried editing fstab to mound /dev/hda4 (root) as rw, but that didn't fix it.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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Your kernel parameters tell the kernel to mount / ro first, so you need to update LILO or GRUB whichever you're using.

And if you installed woody recently, you should probably just download a Sarge netinstall and do that, Sarge is the new stable release.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 01:43 PM   #3
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Ok, so how do I tell LILO that I don't want / to be read only?

I'd do a Sarge netinstall, but after everything that Woody put me through, I kinda want to just run an upgrade.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 12:12 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chrontius
I'd do a Sarge netinstall, but after everything that Woody put me through, I kinda want to just run an upgrade.
----Have you thought about the possibility to download a fresh net-install sarge cd from the official Debian website? In addition it has the advantage of installing GRUB nativelly, which I suggest you to give it a try; if you don't mind.

Hope that makes some sense......

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Old 08-01-2005, 08:27 PM   #5
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As much as I'd love to, I'm a little constrained by hardware -- progear.org has more info. I want to maintian backwards compatibility with the stock software and dual-boot, so I think I'm limited to the available Lilo image. Also, it's just this side of being a dickless workstation, with no I/O but a single USB port and an integrated Orinoco Silver card. (I don't think it supports USB booting)
 
Old 08-03-2005, 06:02 AM   #6
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I'd reccommend reinstalling. The new Sarge installer is a lot easier than Woody's. Using older kernels and drivers (2.4 kernel and installing drivers using apt) maintaines a lot of compatibility with older hardware.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 09:38 AM   #7
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Quote:
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I want to maintian backwards compatibility with the stock software
--Yes, but as bp12345 says chances are that you will able to install Sarge happily along 2.4 kernel; which will hold you lots of backward compatibility....


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and dual-boot, so I think I'm limited to the available Lilo image.
---I'm afraid you are wrong here. You can dual boot running Sarge kernel 2.4 GRUB Bootloader. It is WHAT IS RUNNING in the machine I am right typing this.... In fact is often told that is easier with GRUB than it is with LILO.....Keep posting anyway, we will try to help as much as we can....

Greetings,
Juanjavier.
 
  


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