Wont boot after VFS: mounting root (ext2 filesystem) as read only

Wont boot after VFS: mounting root (ext2 filesystem) as read only

Post by Anthony » Fri, 15 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Here is the situation, I have caldera preview 2 with redhat 2.0.
I was trying to install ld.so-1.7.11 so that I could run java,
but in the howto the instructions said to use rpm -ivh, which
doesnt work.  Ive since learned to use rpm -U :).  So isntead of
reading the man for rpm, I uninstalled ld.so-1.7.5 because it
was causing the conflict.  Little did I know that those libraries
do my dynamic loading.  So my system was screwed.  Well I booted
from floppies and fooled around and restored the libraries.  I
eventually reinstalled the base system (yeah not an elegant solution).
But now my system wont finish booting after it gets to the line
in the subject.

My fstab is
/dev/hda2           /                   ext2      defaults   1 1
/dev/hda1           /msdos              msdos     defaults   1 2
/dev/hda4           none                swap      sw         0 0
/dev/fd0            /mnt/floppy         ext2      defaults,noauto 0 0
/proc               /proc               proc      defaults   0 0

# Red Hat CD-ROM
/dev/hdc                       /mnt/cdrom      iso9660 ro,noauto

Most of the other files were unchanged I think.  fsck and ext2fsck
report no errors.  Id really like help on this, thanks.
Anthony C.


1. VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly ... HANG!

I keep gettin' the above error message when trying to boot off a
single drive (SCSI) system. LILO runs fine, loads the kernel and the
system is booting until initially trying to mount the root filesystem.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

System has single 80MB SCSI drive (sda) w/ root on sda1, swap on sda2.
4MB RAM, 386DX/33 w/ 387. I know it's a dog, and a very old dog at
that! I only need it to run a couple of daemons and that's it.



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