Re: Hamm upgrade troubles. Help!
>> My system is now unusable. Before the holidays, I performed the
>> steps in the libc5 to libc6 mini-HOWTO successfully. Today, I
>> decided to try to use dselect to upgrade to hamm. dselect dowloaded
>> 60+MB from the mirror I pointed to (ftp.cdrom.com). I went through
>> a couple of passes of "Install" and then tried "Config" once.
>> This went through and eventually config'ed xbase. This restarted
>> my xdm server. The problem is that my video card (at times) can
>> only start X once. Further attempts to start X lock the machine up
>> tight (which is why I moved to xdm in the first place). This was one
>> of those times, and the machine locked up (that is not the problem). The
>> only solution that I have found to this is to press "reset". I did
>> this and then the real probelms started...
>> The boot started correctly, but then got to this point:
>> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly
>> INIT: version 2.73 booting
>> INIT: Cannot execute "/etc/init.d/boot"
>> INIT: Entering runlevel: 2
>> Starting system log daemon: syslogdstart-stop-daemon: nothing in /proc -
>> not mounted?
>> I get many of the "start-stop-daemon" errors.
>> Later it says:
>> while opening UTMP file: No such file or directory.
>> I also get many of these errors.
>> If I try to log in as root, I get (using the correct password):
>> Unable to change tty /dev/tty1: Bad file descriptor
>> I have no idea how to correct these problems. I have had this system
>> going since early Debian 1.1 days and I am stumped. What do I need to do?
I had a strange problem couple a weeks a go, that looked similar: /proc or swap partitions
would not get mounted, if they were last lines in fstab ... same with .fechmailrc and procmail.
I simply moved the lines on top of the list and everything worked. Really strange!
This was straight after an upgrade.
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