[Techtalk] Much filesystem/kernel badness (2.4 won't boot)
terri at zone12.com
Fri Sep 20 15:43:09 EST 2002
My computer didn't get shut down properly, so on reboot, fsck ran and found
a bunch of errors (mostly in /tmp). When I got a prompt, X wouldn't run
because it said it couldn't read the lock file /tmp/.X0-lock and had an error
in locking authority /home/terri/.XAuthority. After a little bit of looking
to try to determine the cause, I tried a reboot.
My normal 2.4 kernel went a bit crazy and started outputting error messages
every line # in System.map. Thankfully, I have an old 2.2 kernel around and I
could reboot to that. So I do, and I find that those error messages I was
getting don't appear in any log file (great... I'll try to copy them down when
I brave another reboot). I rebuild a new 2.4. Same problem. I double check
that I was booting to the new one, double check that the system map is the
right one... still the same problem.
So, my current theory is that my lockfiles are just all messed up. I tried
sending this mail directly from my machine and it didn't work. I tried
running fetchmail and it couldn't put anything into /var/spool/mail for me. I
*have* been able to ssh out to send this mail from a friend's machine. That's
Does this sound at all familiar to anyone, and how to I go about restoring
things so that lockfiles work again and hopefully my more recent kernel will
be able to boot?
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