[Techtalk] Much filesystem/kernel badness (2.4 won't boot)
dev_null at iriXx.org
Fri Sep 20 20:31:36 EST 2002
> 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
> about it.
> 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?
hi, yes, it does sound familiar to some problems i have had with various
versions of Mandrake... although i didnt have the system.map stuff...
i remember problems with X and lockfiles very vividly... usually it
resulted in x respawning endlessly.. which i still dread every time i do
a major upgrade...
one thing that did work was to go through deleting every lock file...
they're only needed for one session so you can safely delete them...
along with pretty much all of /tmp ....
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