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Re: [opensuse] Can't boot 10.3 after 11.0 install -No ideas ? Please?
  • From: Bob S <911@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 01:41:53 -0400
  • Message-id: <200809030141.53761.911@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 02 September 2008 18:25:36 Patrick Shanahan wrote:

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I would boot from a live disk and fsck the drive partition that
contains 10.3's /var

THEN remove some of the older log files and clean /var/tmp if you have
one.

OK Patrick. Here is what I did. Dropped down and booted from the disk to the
rescue system. I (again) fsck'd every partition on every disk. All clean. Then
I went to the 10.3 fstab and commented out everything except the four
partitions for 10.3. That would leave only /10.3, 10.3home. 10.3var, and
10.3tmp. Then I went to 10.3tmp, and 10.3var and cleaned out everything that I
thought would help in /10.3var,10.3/var/tmp, and /10.3tmp. Now! these are 10GB
dedicated partitions, mind you. They couldn't possibly be full, and, it worked
beautifully before I installed 11.0, and 11.0 was installed on a different
hard drive. This is crazy!

Still getting the LOGD message that it can't log to /var because it is
inaccessible.

There is one other failure message that I didn't mention before. It is"Failed
/10.3/etc/kbd (line 42 locale) So I went there and it says
"LOCALE_CHARMAP=lcale charmap". I don't think that has anything to do with
this.

I also checked out the /etc/group and /etc/passwd for all of the three systems
as suggested by Rodney Baker. Didn't see anything remiss there either. I am
not sharing the /var partitions.All separate.

Soooo...Now what? Any other ideas? That's all I want.ideas and clues.

Bob S
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