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Old 01-13-2004, 08:39 AM   #1
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Can't open boot device


I'm running Linux 6.2 on a Sun Sparc machine with samba 2.0.6 and Apache http server installed. I got the following message at boot after doing a fixing for Apache http server. As a linux newbie, I don't know what to do next to successfully boot the machine.

Please could someone help me to get things going.


Boot Service: Linux File and args:
Can't read disk label.
Can't open disk label package
Evaluating: boot

Can't open boot device



Before the boot, the http server failed to be started due to a call to a perl-related function (I think it's perl_handler()) in httpd.conf. When looking at this file, I found "# LoadModule perl_module modules/" which was commented out, and I removed the comment character '#', and then rebooted the machine. However, this did not fix the problem, and got a new error message in httpd.conf: invalid command of LoadModule. (I didn't do "AddModule" for this as I didn't find an entry for this)

Then I went to linuxconf and added "perl_module modules/" by clicking Add button in Apache server | Module section, and pressed "Accept" button. However, when I opened the httpd.conf again, I found all the LoadModule/AddModule commands which were previously in this file disappeared. But I still decided to reboot the machine with a bit worry, and I got the above message.

Many thanks

Old 01-13-2004, 10:13 AM   #2
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Linux 6.2
which distro ?
Old 01-13-2004, 10:18 AM   #3
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sorry, it's Red Hat 6.2


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