Digital Server Boot Errors

Digital Server Boot Errors

Post by Jamis.. » Tue, 30 Nov 1999 04:00:00



I have a Digital Alpha Station 250 4/266. During the boot process I
receive the followings errors when the boot process is performing the
check, Checking local File Systems:

(where xxxxx is the rest of the path)

Can't open /dev/xxxxx : No such device or address (this line repeats 4
more times for other paths)

/dev/xxxxx: CAN'T CHECK FILE SYSTEM

/dev/xxxxx: File System unmounted cleanly - No fsck needed

The following file systems had an unexpected consistency:

(shows several file systems under /dev, /opt, /home, /data)

Unknown error in reboot (although it shows this from cold boots as
well)

Init: Single-User mode (this is the last line shown, then it goes to a
prompt leaving the boot process unfinished)

I am new to the administration side of Unix (I have more experience in
Unix programming) so any help as to what may be the problem is greatly
appreciated.

Thanks

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Digital Server Boot Errors

Post by jamis.. » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00




> I have a Digital Alpha Station 250 4/266. During the boot process I
> receive the followings errors when the boot process is performing the
> check, Checking local File Systems:

> (where xxxxx is the rest of the path)

> Can't open /dev/xxxxx : No such device or address (this line repeats 4
> more times for other paths)

> /dev/xxxxx: CAN'T CHECK FILE SYSTEM

> /dev/xxxxx: File System unmounted cleanly - No fsck needed

> The following file systems had an unexpected consistency:

> (shows several file systems under /dev, /opt, /home, /data)

> Unknown error in reboot (although it shows this from cold boots as
> well)

> Init: Single-User mode (this is the last line shown, then it goes to a
> prompt leaving the boot process unfinished)

> I am new to the administration side of Unix (I have more experience in
> Unix programming) so any help as to what may be the problem is greatly
> appreciated.

> Thanks

-----follow-up-----
I have placed a copy of my fstab for review.

Thanks for your input Adam. The results of fstab are as follows:

#cat fstab
/dev/rz0a                /           ufs  rw  1 1
/proc                       /proc    procfs rw  0 0
/dev/rz0g                /usr     ufs   rw  0 0
/dev/rz0b                swap1       ufs  rw  0 2
/dev/rz1b                swap2                    ufs   sw  0 2
/dev/rz3b                swap3                    ufs   sw  0 2
/proc                         /proc                    procfs  rw  0 0
/dev/rz1a                /sitedata        ufs    rw  1 3
/dev/rz2a                /jcals                ufs    rw  1 3
/dev/rz3g                /home                 ufs    rw  1 3
/dev/rz3h                /opt/ecf      ufs    rw  1 3
/dev/rz5g                /data                 ufs    rw  1 3
#lindros: /local/lindros29/cm29/electronic_delivery /drop_66 nfs
#

Thanks,

Jamison

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Digital Server Boot Errors

Post by jamis.. » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00


I'm just following up what Ive been doing...what I notice is this..If I
try to run fsck on a block device it says no such device or address for
the raw character device.

example:

fsck /dev/rz1a

/sbin/ufs_fsck /dev/rz1a

Can't open /dev/rrz1a: No such device or address.

The character device does exist in /dev and there is a cooresponding
character device for every block device. I'm not too sure where to go
from here. I think this is the problem, but I'm sure how to proceed.

Thanks,

Jamison

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Digital Server Boot Errors

Post by jamis.. » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00


This has been fixed...System boots now...I'll stop posting to myself
immediately so this thread can die...

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Digital Server Boot Errors

Post by H.R. Moran, Jr » Fri, 03 Dec 1999 04:00:00


In Linux, the fsck seems to be  done on the block device.In fact there seems
to be no corresponding raw device. In every other unix I have seen
the fsck is specified to be done on the raw (or character) device.

What does "man fsck" say about whether it is expecting a raw or block
device?
What happens if you specify the character device as that which is to be
fsck'ed?
==============================================================



>    >news-incoming.iglou.com comp.unix.questions:136887 I'm just
>    >following up what Ive been doing...what I notice is this..If I try
>    >to run fsck on a block device it says no such device or address for
>    >the raw character device.
>    >example:
>    >fsck /dev/rz1a
>    >/sbin/ufs_fsck /dev/rz1a
>    >Can't open /dev/rrz1a: No such device or address.
>    >The character device does exist in /dev and there is a cooresponding
>    >character device for every block device. I'm not too sure where to
>    >go from here. I think this is the problem, but I'm sure how to
>    >proceed.
> Did the system work before?  Can you remember the last thing you did
before
> it stopped working?
> Maybe the kernel has been corrupted somehow.  Try restoring it from a
backup.

> Net-Tamer V 1.08X - Test Drive

 
 
 

1. Digital Server Boot Errors

I have a Digital Alpha Station 250 4/266. During the boot process I
receive the followings errors when the boot process is performing the
check, Checking local File Systems:

(where xxxxx is the rest of the path)

Can't open /dev/xxxxx : No such device or address (this line repeats 4
more times for other paths)

/dev/xxxxx: CAN'T CHECK FILE SYSTEM

/dev/xxxxx: File System unmounted cleanly - No fsck needed

The following file systems had an unexpected consistency:

(shows several file systems under /dev, /opt, /home, /data)

Unknown error in reboot (although it shows this from cold boots as well)

Init: Single-User mode (this is the last line shown, then it goes to a
prompt leaving the boot process unfinished)

I am new to the administration side of Unix (I have more experience in
Unix programming) so any help as to what may be the problem is greatly
appreciated.

Thanks

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