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Hi, everyone. My linux workstation(rhel4) is giving following errors, when i am trying to boot. here is what i get. Starting undev: [ok] Initializing hardware... storage network audio done [ok] ...
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    problem in booting rhel4


    Hi, everyone.
    My linux workstation(rhel4) is giving following errors, when i am trying to boot.
    here is what i get.
    Starting undev: [ok]
    Initializing hardware... storage network audio done [ok]
    mount: mount: can't find /dev/pts in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

    Setting clock (localtime): Thu Jul 1 12:10:41 EDT2010 [ok]
    Loading default keymap 9us): [ok]
    Configuring kernel parameters: [ok]
    Loading default keymap (us): [ok]
    Setting hostname master201.nii.res.in: [ok]

    checking root filesystem
    fsck.ext2: Is a directory while trying to open /
    [failed]

    *** An error occurred during the file system check.
    *** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
    *** when you leave the shell.
    *** Warning -- SELinux is active
    *** Disabling security enforcement for system recovery.
    *** Run 'setenforce 1' to reenable.
    Give root password for maintenance.
    (or type Control-D to continue):

    i am in dire need to fix it.
    Is there anybody who can help me.
    plz suggest me some trouble shoot.

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    login with root password and run fsck on your / partition

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    Quote Originally Posted by khantarique View Post
    Hi, everyone.
    My linux workstation(rhel4) is giving following errors, when i am trying to boot.
    here is what i get.
    Starting undev: [ok]
    Initializing hardware... storage network audio done [ok]
    mount: mount: can't find /dev/pts in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

    Setting clock (localtime): Thu Jul 1 12:10:41 EDT2010 [ok]
    Loading default keymap 9us): [ok]
    Configuring kernel parameters: [ok]
    Loading default keymap (us): [ok]
    Setting hostname master201.nii.res.in: [ok]

    checking root filesystem
    fsck.ext2: Is a directory while trying to open /
    [failed]

    *** An error occurred during the file system check.
    *** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
    *** when you leave the shell.
    *** Warning -- SELinux is active
    *** Disabling security enforcement for system recovery.
    *** Run 'setenforce 1' to reenable.
    Give root password for maintenance.
    (or type Control-D to continue):

    i am in dire need to fix it.
    Is there anybody who can help me.
    plz suggest me some trouble shoot.
    Dear khantarique
    It a simple issue. Just do the following steps

    1. Enter your root password
    2. Open /etc/fstab, check whether there is a entry called

    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0

    3. if it's there then no prob, just run "fsck", else enter this whole line in /etc/fstab
    4. When system is booting just add this to your booting option screen selinux=0

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