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Old 12-21-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
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part_nowrite check:: No such file or directory

For some reason when I run LILO, I get the following error:
Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not match 'dev' directory structure
    Name change: '/dev/hda3' -> '/dev/hda3'
part_nowrite check:: No such file or directory
The weird thing is, when I look in /proc/partitions, I see the following line for hda3:
3 3 1 hda3
Even weirder is that I don't have anything installed on hda3... I tried removing this from '/proc/partitions' but I can't write to it. Any idea what's up? Thanks!

Note: I am ot doing a fresh install, this just spontaneously happened when I installed a new kernel (which I have done countless times). The compile went fine except when I did `make install' and this error came up when it ran lilo.

Last edited by darkarcon2015; 12-21-2005 at 09:37 PM.
Old 12-22-2005, 03:44 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2004
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SOLVED: I just need to do the following and it worked again:
$ su
# cd /dev
# . MAKEDEV hda
# lilo
Old 02-12-2006, 02:32 PM   #3
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I had the same problem, fixed when I 'cardctl eject''d my PCMCIA flash card adapter.


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