[oclug]Couldn't open /proc/mounts/ No such file or directory
bjlockie at lockie.ca
Mon Jan 6 16:37:32 EST 2003
olga streltchenko wrote:
>I'm afraid I need more info than this. Just upgrading the sytem from
>the boot CD does not work since it does not recognise the need for an
You can't repair and it refuses to upgrade.
>Booting in a rescue mode allowed me to narrow down the problem.
>/proc seems to be all righ, but /etc lost most of its contents, including
>(probably, most importantly) fstab.
>How can I restore my /etc?
Where was it backed up to?
>On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Bob Lockie wrote:
>>olga streltchenko wrote:
>>>I run into the following problem on boot.
>>>Once the time comes for the file system check I get the following:
>>>Couldn't open /proc/mounts/ No such file or directory
>>>followed by a complaint that /proc/partitions doesn't exist.
>>>After that it dumps me into a shell to repair the sytem.
>>>Running fsck /dev/hda2 is not much help: it brings up the same message
>>>about /proc/mounts/ (Sure enough, /proc/ shows as being empty on ls).
>>>For some reason, bash cannot find umount command. (I was trying to umount
>>>/dev/hda2 to run fsck -a on it).
>>Boot from an install CD and fix the installation.
>>>I'm not sure what to do next. Some help would be appreciated.
>>>About the system. It's a dual-boot RedHat 7.3/Windows2000 no-name laptop
>>>(btw, Windows loads just fine).
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