Re: Upgrade from RH 6.2 to 8.0 Goes a Bit Astray
From: W. Watson (wolf_tracks_at_invalid.inv)
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 19:10:43 GMT
The LIL- instead of LILO prompt from the HD boot attempt is a puzzler. I suspect some
file got crunched.
The log files had some info in them. I'm not sure how to interpret them but the most
glaring msg was
linuxconf: /bin/netconf: error while loading libgd.so.1 -no such file.
I'm not sure what that's about, the boot from the floppy did succeed. Maybe I can
find that on the install disk, but I don't have plans to use the network at this
time, so I can probably ignore it.
IO Error in XOpenDisplay
that is certainly serious but at this point I'm not sure of the cause. That I'm sure
is a cause of the Windows version not coming up. It may be the cause of the INIT msg.
pci-module init failed.
A mystery to me at the moment.
And lastly, found
kudzu: failed in one or two places (I.e., different boot attempts)
Some hw config attempt failed, but not sure what.
> On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 14:55:42 +0000, W. Watson thoughtfully wrote:
>>After the upgrade, I tried booting but it failed with LIL- (not LILO)
>>prompt. It hung there, so I put in my boot floppy and ended up having to
>>login as root via text prompts rather than in graphics mode. When I did
>>login, I got these messages among others:
>>Kernel 2.14-18, i586
>>INIT id 'x': respawning too fast. disabling for 5 minutes."
>>The last msg reappeared several times and I went off to bed. In the
>>morning the screen was filled with the message, so I rebooted. Again I had
>>to use a text prompt to reboot, but no longer got the INIT msg above. On
>>the way to the login prompt, the usual torrent of Linux msgs. I did see a
>>few that indicated FAILED and one that warned me of removing something in
>>etc/ ... as soon as possible. I could not record this material, since the
>>screen was moving a little too fast. I tried pause but that didn't work.
>>Any other way of slowing or stopping this scrolling so that it can be
>>That i586 above troubles me a little. I have a three year old machine, and
>>thought the architecture for Linux was built around 386. I guess whatever
>>I have is considered i586 but I don't recall any i586 in the RH 6.2 build.
> I think i586 referred to P-II class processors. You can type "less
> /var/log/messages", dmesg and "less /var/log/boot" to see the error
> messages from you boot process. Type "q" to exit from less command. You
> might need root or sudo access to see the logs, ie, sudo less
> Try the upgrade process again after you review the /var/log/message file.
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