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Old 09-17-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Columbus, OH USA
Distribution: Debian unstable
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k3bsetup run, now system won't boot

I was burning a CD today, and I had some trouble, so as a troubleshooting step I ran k3bsetup. This has created more trouble for me. When I ran it, I unchecked the modify fstab box so that it wouldn't mess up supermount (I am running Mandrake 9.1), but I allowed it to make permissions changes to executables and everything else it does. Now, my system outputs this and hangs (it should be noted that bootsplash is turned off):

LILO 22.4.1 Loading 2420-1custom...............
BIOS data check successful
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel
INIT: version 2.84 booting
mount: only root can do that
grep: /proc/cmdline: No such file or directory
Setting default font (lat0-16): [ OK ]

Booting, please wait...

Welcome to Mandrake Linux 9.1
Press 'I' to enter interactive startup

Running DevFs daemon [ OK ]
mount: only root can do that

<< system hangs>>

It appears to me that only root is being allowed to mount filesystems. Can anyone help me change that back? Help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Old 09-17-2003, 07:20 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo
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Post up your fstab


if you can 't access it, try using a knoppix CD or something of the sort (like a boot floppy, I beleive)

Also... post up what arguments lilo passes to your kernel.
Old 09-18-2003, 07:52 PM   #3
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Distribution: Debian unstable
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I discovered that /bin/mount had UID 501 (me) as its group and owner, as opposed to root. After changing that the system booted fine. Thanks anyway!


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