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Old 11-06-2004, 09:22 PM   #1
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linux booting errors

I have RED HAT 9.0 , I am getting problem while booting.
i have lilo, i used the following command:
mv /etc/lilo.conf /dev/null
then install grub.
after rebooting the maching grub was there.. it starts booting my machine... but after some time it gives these errors:

Mounting Proc File system: dup2: bad file or desriptor name [failed]
grep: no such file or directory
Configuring kernel parameter dup2: bad file or desriptor name [failed]

Setting Clock dup2: bad file or desriptor name [failed]
load default keymap(us) /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
line:162: /dev/null Read Only File System

Setting hostname localhost dup2: bad file or desriptor name [Failed]
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit :line 173: /dev/null read only filesystem [failed]
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit :line 173: /dev/null read only filesystem [failed]

Initialising usb controller : dup2: bad file or desriptor name [failed]

/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit 184 /dev/null read only filesystem
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit 184 /dev/null read only filesystem
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit 200 /dev/null read only filesystem [failed]

awk:cmd:line2:fatal:cannot open /proc/mounts for reading (no such file)
checking root file system : dup2: bad file or desriptor name [failed]

any suggestion:
Old 11-06-2004, 11:31 PM   #2
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Isn't the correct procedure to remove lilo "lilo -U"?
Old 11-06-2004, 11:52 PM   #3
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this is not a grub issue but a /dev/null issue as google found this

which was a link from this
Old 11-08-2004, 06:13 AM   #4
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i used the mknod to create the null file... but it does not work as suppoesd to do so.. like /dev/null
Old 11-08-2004, 01:19 PM   #5
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Thanks, its great to have undo like situation.
it s booting now properly.. used
mknod -m 666 /dev/null c 1 3
by the way could you tell me why its major type is 1 and minor type is 3.?


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