[Techtalk] initrd woes

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Wed Jan 28 07:45:12 UTC 2009

Hi Maria,

On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 23:22 -0800, Maria McKinley wrote:
> Maria McKinley wrote:
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have made significant progress! I can now start init. Turns out there 

> > 
> > Not sure how to proceed. Does anyone have experience with bugs that are 
> > suppose to be closed, but seem not really to be? Not even sure how or 
> > where to post for that.
> > 

> I downgraded to etch portmap 5-26, and now portmap starts, but statd 
> still won't start. Of course statd is needed to do a rw mount, but if I 
> try to start statd after I'm booted (the boot messages fly by too fast 
> for me to see them, and there are no logs, since we are still read-only)
> then I get: /var/run/rpc.statd.pid failed: Read-only file system
> Catch-22. How bloody annoying. AARGH!!!! So damn close. I have a command 
> line and everything!
> ~maria

Considering you have a second computer at hand, you could configure this
trouble giving one for serial console. That way you can capture all boot
messages from the serial port (in stead of trying to read it on screen)_
on the other computer in a log (minicom comes to mind, with log file
enabled), which would enable you to carefully check all messages at



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