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Old 10-01-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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root/boot environment messed up!

Re-positing here, no help in 'server forum'.

Ok, a couple weeks ago I was fixing a cron report about perl not happy with 'locale' info (LANG and LC not set). As a result, I was experimenting with setting the correct 'locale' in several areas (like /etc/sysconfig/i18n and who knows where). Somehow after a reboot, as soon as the OS starts loading (first at populating /dev), I get the following error:
'Cannot execute binary file'.

At first I thought there was a problem with /sbin/start_udev however if I get into single user mode and then init to level 3, all scripts return the same error 'Cannot execute bianry file'. It is clear to me that I somehow messed up the root or boot environment so it doesn't know what to do with startup scripts. Can someone give me some point form instructions as to what I should systematically look at in order to fix this? I've spent two weeks reading forums/google and I'm at a loss.

Thanks a million for any/all help.

OS: StrongBolt on Sun Cobalt Cube 3 Pro running Centos 4
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