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Old 05-10-2004, 05:26 AM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware/Mandrake/Debian (sarge)
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Error - can't touch touch: /var/lock - filesystem problem?

cannot touch '/var/lock/subsys/hotplug': No such file or directory

Is the error I'm getting when I try to boot up slackware now. Basically what I did was reorganize some of my partitions and based on suggestions I made a seperate partition for /var (since it has my updates in there and such.. so I don't have to redownload if I reinstall). Anyway.. now for some reason I can't access this file during bootup. Now I know the file is there as I've checked.. but why is the file not accessible at boot type.. I am guessing it has something to do with when the /var folder (as it's a seperate partition now) is available in the boot routine.. but yet I'm almost certain that the mounting should be done before those messages come up.. so what's the deal?

Anyone have any ideas? I think permissions are just fine.. and it shouldn't matter as boot routine has root anyway right?

Thanks for any help..

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/win_c2 ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
/dev/hda5        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda7        /                ext3        defaults         1   1
/dev/hda6        /boot            ext3        defaults         1   2
/dev/hda10       /var             ext3        defaults         1   2
/dev/hda11       /home            ext3        defaults         1   2
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro  0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0

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