[ale] Mandriva upgrade problem
mpwright at speedfactory.net
Sun Sep 25 14:26:51 EDT 2005
I feel like I am trying to get to the north pole by walking south. The
earth is round and I'll get there but there is an easier way to proceed.
After chkconfig-ing YP off too, the next stop the boot process makes is
starting numlock! How do you hang starting numlock?
I started browsing the config files in etc looking for the boot
script that Geoffery suggested that I find. /etc/rc.d/init.d/ has all
the scripts in it that keep failing. I don't know which script is the
boot script that calls the others.
Anyway... numlock is such a simple script I can read it and it is
failing then something pretty fundamental is out of place. So I am
going to conclude that going from 9.2 to 10.2 is not practical and it's
time to install and just make sure /home is left alone during the
Thanks for the help. That chkconfig command is cool and I am not so
afraid of /etc/fstab anymore.
On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 20:39:56 -0400
Joe Steele <joe at madewell.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-09-24 at 19:19 -0400, Mark Wright wrote:
> > Hey Joe! You da man!
> > chkconfig command got me past the mounting other file systems bug.
> > However this upgrade is still eating my lunch. It now stops a few
> > lines down at "starting YP map server".
> > I guess I can keep shutting things off till it comes up.
> > Do you know how to get past this one?
> The problem now is ypxfrd. It's part of the ypserv package (which I
> don't use). 'chkconfig ypxfrd off' would kill it. If you don't
> need/use NIS, then you could just uninstall the ypserv package (rpm -e
> In general, you can frequently identify the problematic service by
> grepping for its start-up message, e.g.:
> grep 'starting YP map server' /etc/rc.d/init.d/*
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