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Re: Probably a given - but udev-030-26 made my system unbootable (detailed)



David Hollis wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-09-18 at 12:50 +0200, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
>> On Sep 18, 2004, at 04:44, Mark Mielke wrote:
>> 
>> > The first error was "Warning: unable to find a console" or something
>> > to that
>> > effect. The boot process paused. I manually created:
>> >
>> >     crw-------  1 root root   5,   1 Sep 17 22:18 console
>> >
>> > Then, it complained about /dev/null not being writable. Sure enough,
>> > /dev/null was a regular file with bytes in it. *sigh* Created that as:
>> >
>> >     crw-rw-rw-  1 root root   1,   3 Feb 23  2004 null
>> >
>> > No luck. Booting still had major trouble. Finally I gave up:
> 
> I actually noticed this after I upgraded my udev.  Fortunately, I didn't
> reboot!  I checked out my /dev directory and noticed that null was a
> regular file and there wasn't a heckuva lot in there.  I
> ran /sbin/udevstart and it recreated everything and life was good.  When
> I rebooted later things came up with no problems.
> 


had the same non-booting problem and fixed it with running udevstart.
now the only problem is that the console in rhgb and X (kde) doesn't
show up anymore.

any hints?


thanks
lars




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