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Old 12-26-2004, 07:31 AM   #1
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Segmentation Fault on Startup...

Today when i put a cd in the drive it did not auto mount so i tried it in console (mount /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom) it came up with the error "Segmenation Error"or something similar. so i decided to try a reboot.

Just after the "Welcome to red hat linux and Press I to enter interactive startup" lines. it comes up with some errors:

Mounting Proc filesystem:....[Failed]
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit: line 90:   42 segmentation fault  LC_ALL=C grep -q /initrd /proc/mounts
Configuring kernal parameters: Error: /proc must be mounted
To mount /proc at boot you need an /etc/fstab line like:
    /proc   /proc   proc   defaults
In the meantime, mount /proc /proc -t proc            [FAILED]
then again a similar line but: Line 182: 65 segmentation fault

i have treid to boot into single user mode but i cannot get past this error

any ideas?
Old 12-26-2004, 03:38 PM   #2
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looks like mount is having a segmentation fault. you'll need to probably reinstall your distro.
has this happened before? have you recently recompiled your kernel, or updated your system? if you have, give me some details.
Old 12-27-2004, 04:50 AM   #3
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no i dont think i have changed anything lately, would reinstalling mount using a rpm work?
Old 12-27-2004, 12:36 PM   #4
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Hopefully it would work, give it a try.


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