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Old 01-18-2002, 05:46 AM   #1
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Angry Mounting / unmounting of partition URGENT

When I shutdown Mandrake I get the following error:

unmount initrd : illegal seek [FAILED]

unmount initrd : illegal seek (retry) resource busy [FAILED]

It retries 2 times more and failes.

The pc still shuts down.

At startup - Boot loader (GRUB ver 0.90) I have to chose failsafe for mandrake to load with the GUI.
This is the steps involved (Everytime at startup)

When loading i get msg "initrd/loopfs/lnx4win/lnxsys.img was not cleanly unmounted check forced [PASSED"


msg "some adjustments were made to /etc/fstab the root device has been changed to /dev/loopfs"


msg " The directory / was originally mounted with option exec,dev,suid,rw It should now be mounted with options exec,dev,suid,rw,loop Should I remount to fix it?"

Then I choose YES

Then msg
The state of the system is not nync with th current updated configuration. You are allowed to make it curent, or continue with the current confuguration
Here are the commands to execute

changing ownerfile /dev/printers/0 to root.lp
changing ownerfile /dev/lp1 to root.lp
changing ownerfile /dev/lp2 to root.lp
Then I choose to Do It.

Then I am presented with Linuxconf 1.26 Operation mode
were I enter "Start Graphic & Network"

Only when I do this (at every startup) Mandrake 8.1 with the GUI will load, Otherwise I always end up in a command line.

I know this is a mouthfull but PLEASE is ther anyone that can help me fix this problem!!!!!
Old 02-12-2002, 09:38 PM   #2
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check your /etc/fstab for anything fishy... you may just have a bad script in it where it mounts any one of your normal drives you want mounted but may have some invalid or screwy parameter values...


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