FW: FW: [SLE] Urgent! Need help!
From: Greg Wallace (jgregw_at_acsalaska.net)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 06:55:52 -0800
On Friday, August 20, 2004 4:51 AM, Greg Wallace wrote
>On Friday, August 20, 2004 4:51 AM, Greg Wallace wrote
>>On Thursday 19 August 2004 @ 6:15 PM, C. Richard Matson wrote:
>>>>On Thursday 19 August 2004 6:39 pm, Greg Wallace wrote:
>>>>> What an idiot I am! I moved my backup to this EFG80 device via ftp.
>>>>> have to do is connect to it and ftp my backup back down to my Linux
>>>>> machine! Actually, I'd have already done it already, but I can't get
>>>>> on my network. I'm REALLY back to square one! I went into YAST and
>>>>> started inetd, but that wasn't enough. I still can't get back on my
>>>>> network. I did a plain vanilla install, so do I need to get some
>>>>> additional packages installed before I can get this up and going? I
>>>>> simply doing --
>>>>> Ping 192.168.1.77 (the ip address of my Linksys EFG80 where my backup
>>>>> It came back with "Network is unreachable". What do I need to do to
>>>>> basic networking going again. My machines all connect via a Linksys 4
>>>>Check the settings of your network card. Rich
>>>> Greg Wallace
>>>>C. Richard Matson
>>>I go through a router. I can't even get to the router! And I mean I
>>>even "Ping" it! I have taken the following steps in YAST.
>>>1) Made sure intetd was up and running
>>>2) Gone to Network Advanced and
>>> a) Gone under Host name and DNS and
>>> *) Entered my machine name and the Domain Name I'm using in
>>> *) Checked "Update name servers and search list via DHCP"
>>> b) Gone to Routing and checked "Enable IP forwarding"
>>>No luck. I still can't ping my router. I never had this problem before,
>>>and I installed from the exact same disk. I did simply take all of the
>>>default packages, but I know you don't have to install a special package
>>>just to have internet support! This is so aggravating because as soon as
>>>can get on the network and can grab my backup and get my system back.
>>>Grrrr! Something sort of amusing about this though -- The default
>>>"wallpaper" for Root shows a round back bomb with a burning fuse and a
>>>triangle with an exclamation mark in it. The desktop itself is bright
>>>I think Linux is playing games with me!!
>>This issue is resolved. The problem with my network connection was in my
>>Router. I had gone to fixed IP addresses on all of my machines, meaning I
>>had certain required things set up that would not be on a "fresh out of
>>box" installation. To get around that, I had to re-enable DHCP on the
>>router and that took care of the problem. I was able to diagnose it
>>I finally saw an item in the "Administration Guide" (page 349) that said
>>"See if your card has been integrated properly by entering the command
>>ifstatus eth0". I did that end received an error message mentioning eth0
>>the culprit. So, my ehternet connection wasn't functioning properly.
>>Luckily, it wasn't hardware related (that's all I would have needed to
>>completely go over the edge!). Anyway, once I got that up and going, I
>>able to suck my 6 GIG backup across my network. The recovery is running
>>now. It's already through the packages and is now restoring my data,
>>includes literally 10's of thousands of Oracle files. It will run for
>>hours, but I sort of like just sitting there watching it (gives me a good
>>feeling). Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, as the
>>saying goes, so until I can get in and actually startup Oracle, I'll still
>>be on pins and needles a bit.
>And I'm staying as far away from system administration as I can get for at
>least the next six months!!
Well, I did the restore and all is not well. At the end of the restore, I
got a message about SuSE not being able to write the boot record. I try to
re-boot and it just hangs with the word GRUB sitting there. When I re-boot
from the Installation CD, I get the following --
Activating SWAP failed
Bread: Cannot read a block #2.
Warning... fsck.reiserfs for device /dev/hda3 exited with Signal 6.
Fsck.reiserfs /dev/hda3 failed (status 0x0) Run manually! Failed
Fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot. The root file system is
currently mounted read-only. To remount it read/write do:
bash# mount -n -o remount,rw/
I'm sure this is due to the fact that the original setup had a Windows
partition sitting above Linux. When I installed, I went into Partitioning,
removed that Windows partition, and moved everything to the top. Hopefully,
there's a way to get Linux to recognize this. I would think if I could get
a clean boot out off of the installation CD, I'd be able to then re-write
the MBR via "grub" and I'd be home free. I did go ahead and do --
It appears that all of my high level directories are there, including both
of my Oracle directories. Can someone tell me what to do next here?
Thanks and yours truly,
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