boot error message
gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Sep 28 07:58:16 PDT 2001
On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 09:50:00AM +0000, Dave Ayers wrote:
> I get this message when I boot 3.0-pre4 (installed per book):
> /etc/rcS.d/S200checkfs: Line 96: syntax error: unexpected end of
> When I open checkfs in vim the last line is 95. Reading through
> the script, I can't find anything wrong. What should I be looking
> for that (apparently) isn't obvious?
How did you create the file? if you copy & pasted it from a book, it can
very well be that the file isn't properly created. The checkfs (and same
goes for other scripts) is a bit too large to fit into your copy&paste
buffer, so whatever you paste is truncated.
Try to re-create it and copy&paste in smaller chunks (do one screenfull at
a time to make sure you don't truncate things). If that doesn't work, let
us know and I'll scrutinize the script in the book to see if anything is
And yes a note should be added to the book that copy&pasting should be done
in small chunks.
PS: By the way, 3.0-pre4 are very old scripts, you really want to get the
latest ones from version 3.0
PS2: ftp.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs-bootscripts/ contains tarballs with the
scripts from the book so you don't have to copy&paste it.
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