Linux 1.1.54 won't boot

Linux 1.1.54 won't boot

Post by Aldebar » Fri, 11 Nov 1994 12:28:01



Ok, I've got a problem, maybe someone can tell me what I did wrong...

I installed Slackware 2.0.2 (1.1.54 kernel) onto my system.

/dev/hda1 is Dos - 172meg
/dev/hda2 is Linux - 218meg  mounted as /
/dev/hda3 is Linux - 16meg  Swap partition
/dev/hdb1 is Dos - 159meg
/dev/hdb2 is Linux - 73meg  mounted as /etc
/dev/hdb3 is Linux - 64meg  mounted as /bin
/dev/hdb4 is Linux - 35meg  mounted as /tmp

I installed most everything there was on the disks...  (This being the
second time i've installed it in 3 days).  

This time:
1: I had to remove my ethernet card because the CD-Rom (sbpcd) hangs up
on it and still doesn't see my cd-rom (Soundblaster 16 MCD - Mitsumi cd
rom (doublespeed) at 230h, 10 irq.)

2: And now it gets to:
VFS: mounted root (ex2 filesystem) readonly
Nov 8 9:26:15 init[1] version 2.4 booting
Nov 8 9:26:15 init[1] no inittab file found

Enter runlevel:

And anything I type at runlevel: gives me another Enter Runlevel prompt,
but if I type a number I get an infinite loop saying that runlevel has no
normal processes at this level.

Help???

Thanks...

                                        Pete


-> MUDs, DOOM, & VBBS <----------> Running on a DX2/66, 20mb Ram <-
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Linux 1.1.54 won't boot

Post by Phil Howa » Sat, 12 Nov 1994 08:22:43


| Ok, I've got a problem, maybe someone can tell me what I did wrong...
|
| I installed Slackware 2.0.2 (1.1.54 kernel) onto my system.
|
| /dev/hda1 is Dos - 172meg
| /dev/hda2 is Linux - 218meg  mounted as /
| /dev/hda3 is Linux - 16meg  Swap partition
| /dev/hdb1 is Dos - 159meg
| /dev/hdb2 is Linux - 73meg  mounted as /etc
                                         ^^^^
Big no-no -------------------------------^^^^

| /dev/hdb3 is Linux - 64meg  mounted as /bin
                                         ^^^^
Another no-no ---------------------------^^^^

| /dev/hdb4 is Linux - 35meg  mounted as /tmp

The /etc needs to be in the root filesystem.  In particular /etc/fstab
is where other filesystems are referenced.  Your /etc files must be in
the /etc directory on the / filesystem.

| 2: And now it gets to:
| VFS: mounted root (ex2 filesystem) readonly
| Nov 8 9:26:15 init[1] version 2.4 booting
| Nov 8 9:26:15 init[1] no inittab file found

This file is /etc/inittab and needs to be in the / filesystem since no other
filesystems have been mounted yet (and probably never will get mounted).

Repartition and put that 73meg for /etc to better use.  I cannot comprehend
why you think you need a separate /etc of 73meg when you give / 218meg.

If you want to really split up partitions to separate and protect things,
do that with things like /usr and /var and /tmp and /home but not with
things like /etc and /bin and /sbin.  They are just too critical.

I will recommend /dev/hda2 be your base system and merge /dev/hdb2 and
/dev/hdb3 into /home or something.
--
Phil Howard KA9WGN      | The drive spec says the capacity is 600mb unformatted
Unix/Internet/Sys Admin | and 525mb formatted.  So where do I find an unformat
CLR/Fast-Tax            | utility?


 
 
 

1. Upgraded to 1.1.54 and Linux won't boot anymore !

I just upgraded to 1.1.54 and when I try to boot (I'm using loadlin)
I get the following:

       Uncompressing Linux
            Unable to fill buffer

         -- System halted

When I use a boot disk with the same image file the system boots fine.
Help....

--

-Justin Bagley

2. GNU Fortran (g77) Version 0.5.16 Released

3. Can't boot with linux 1.1.54 but o.k. with 1.0.9

4. le0: No carrier - cable disconnected or hub link test disable?

5. Problem: 1.1.54, acct won't compile

6. resuming problem

7. modem receives, but won't send under 1.1.54

8. how can I allow all ports through my firewall. iptables

9. Please help, LILO all mesed up can't boot new inst (1.1.54)

10. 'make dep' not finding a file for 1.1.54

11. 1.1.54 panics on boot with UMC U5S 486 SX40

12. 1.1.54 Boot lockup