I solved the problem (in case anyone is interested
or is having the same one.)
It was a problem with the hard disk drive.
I swapped it for another one and things
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I'm having a bizzare problem with my Caldera Linux
I can install it. Set it up and run it it for days.
I can 'shutdown -r now' and it comes up fine.
If I turn the power off after I install it.
It won't boot!!!!!
It freezes at "VFS: mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly."
I can boot from floppy and mount /dev/hda2.
I can read files, write them, create them, fschk.ext2
reports no problems ---
BUT some of the programs won't run.
The shell say file not found.
(I tried ./init and ./bash in the appropriate directories)
I can see the files with ls -l, length and date looks fine.
I can copy and cat them (for all the good it does)
but they won't run.
I'm thinking that maybe init won't run from the Harddrive
(I'm running a PCI Pentium 60 from Acer with 16 MB)
I can reboot it all I want -- IF I DON'T POWER DOWN....
This is driving me nuts.
I NEED this server to work for an important project.
Anyway does anybody have a clue why a HD gets screwed after
a power off. (Yes I waited 'til shutdown was through.
-fschk finds NO problems)
I installed originally from NFS mount across ethernet....
If you can help me figure this out I'll be forever in your debt
(Of course that and $1 will buy you a pop...)
Thanks in advance,
The CMOS drive geometry matches the spec's on the drive....