Re: Booting problems...

Subject: Re: Booting problems...
From: Dan Burcaw (
Date: Tue Aug 31 1999 - 16:56:08 MDT

Boot into single user mode with "init=/bin/bash" in the BOotX kernel
arguments. Then you can fsck your drives.

On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Jeff Ross wrote:

> I think I've done it now (or maybe that's again :-)
> I finally got my modem to dial out and establish a PPP connection to my isp,
> with thanks to Brett Humphreys <> who pointed me
> to the imaclinux page and a great blow-by-blow description of what needs to
> be done to what files.
> Anyway, I got connected and launched Netscape Communicator, which promptly
> locked the machine as soon as I tried to go to my home page. I three finger
> restarted and now can't successfully boot.
> Here is the error message I get:
> /dev/sdb8 [this would be my /home]: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck
> (i.e. without -a -p options)
> /dev/sdb9/; clean 51069/236640 files, 728781/944415 blocks
> *** An error occurred during the filesystem check.
> *** Dropping you to a shell, the system will reboot
> *** When you leave the shell.
> Give root password for maintenance
> (or type Control-D for normal startup):
> So, I type in my root password and I get an incorrect login message. I try
> it a couple more times with no success. Control-D runs through the shutdown
> procedures and reboots the computer instead of proceeding with a normal
> startup.
> I read in the FAQ-O-Matic that I can boot with the ramdisk installer, and
> then get into a virtual terminal with control-command-F2, run fsck there,
> and proceed on. When I do that, however, fsck tells me that there is no
> /etc/fstab file, and sure enough, there isn't. Nor can I create one because
> vi (or any other editor I know about) isn't present.
> Now I'm really stumped! I suppose I can re-install (again!) but I'll lose
> all those file changes I made to establish PPP. I'll do it if I have to,
> obviously, but if somebody can suggest another way to proceed I sure would
> appreciate it...
> Thanks,
> Jeff Ross


Yellow Dog Linux for Apple G3 and PowerPC

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