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Old 11-27-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
subramaniana
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Unable to find inittab file after reboot


Hi,
I had installed Red Hat Linux AS4 some time back and was logged in as root. All of a sudden, I couldn't perform any operations as the error came up as 'need to be logged in as root to perform the operation'.

After rebooting, it is unable to find /etc/inittab file because of which Linux doesn't come up.

I went into Linux rescue mode and tried creating the above file, but on reboot, it can't find the file again.

What do I do to fix this problem without needing to reinstall?

Also, during the rescue mode operation, I get the message that 'No Linux partititions could be found' and there is no directory /mnt/sysimage.

Does this mean my file system is corrupted?
 
Old 11-28-2006, 05:24 AM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the Linux General Forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 05:25 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ. If files are not being found, then it could definitely be some sort of corruption on your filesystem or disk failure. Try loading a live distro and checking your filesystem using fsck.
 
  


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