startup problem: system boots, /etc/rc.d/init.d/sysklogd "hangs": is there a good way to debug this?
support at cslimits.net
Wed Sep 5 20:05:08 PDT 2007
Thanks, Dan -
> Before adding debugging to the functions, try booting to single user
> mode (level 1). Just add 1 to the kernel command line in grub. This
> should (hopefully) get you to a shell.
That was pretty much all I needed right there - basically, someone to remind
me to slow the heck down and look at the simplest solution, first...
I had made one typo in fstab (s/defaults/default/), the result of which was
that the partition with /var on it was staying mounted read-only. After I
booted up like you suggested (that works exactly as stated, BTW) it didn't
take too long to figure that one out. Then:
mount -n -o remount,rw /dev/xxxx /var
and about 10 seconds w vi put the problem to bed for good. Everything seems
to work and it's fast as all get-out; not too shabby...
I used rc2 of the 6.3 version of the book; looks like a number of things
changed between then and "release level"... For one, I noticed that
ifconfig was on the live CD (rc2 is still using "ip" to do everything).
While I don't mind "ip", I'm tempted to use ifconfig from the standpoint of
While this isn't my first system build, it certainly was the least painful,
thanks largely to the book. Initially, I was planning on using the book to
supplement my notes and nothing more; having used it, and having been
extremely impressed by it, I'm leaning very strongly now towards using it as
a "design document". Next up is X and I can only hope that goes a fraction
Oh yeah - this machine is running kernel 2.6.23, rc4, with the -mm1
patchset. The speed I've seen from the 2.6.23 kernels is like nothing else
I can remember...
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