I have a problem with a system* on bootup. The system
is running v 3.1.5. The problem started after the owner of the
machine attached an external disk, without shutting the system down.
Before I had a chance to look at it, he had removed the disk
from the machine (thinking that would fix his problem).
The machine would get as far as "Multi-user initialization
completed", and then just hang. The "Multi-user..." is the
very last thing that gets done in /etc/rc, and the next thing
in inittab is rc.tcpip. I commented out rc.tcpip and rc.nfs
in inittab, and now the machine comes up all the way. I looked
at rc.tcpip to see what might be causing the problem, and the
first thing done there is to check if srcmstr is running by doing
a 'ps'. Sure enough, if I do a 'ps' now it hangs the system.
Any ideas what would cause that to happen ? One other thing:
I did a 'ls -l /dev' and that hangs the machine also (though
'ls /dev' does not).
Thanks for any help.