WARNING:DO NOT UPGRADE TO CORE 4
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Jul 14 18:11:52 UTC 2005
On Thursday 14 July 2005 11:27, Mike Klinke wrote:
>On Thursday 14 July 2005 06:09, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> It said there were 78 packages in 870 megs to go and started
>> downloading some more packages. I left it twiddling its own
>> thumbs and came up here to check the mail. 20 mins later I
>> unblank a very pretty screen to discover its outputting, at 2
>> locations on the same terminal window, continuous lines of:
>> error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping #h 325 Header V3 DSA
>> signature: BAD, key ID 4f2a6fd2
>Several have been hit by this, me included. See..
>I managed to recover by using the suggested fix here:
>Regards, Mike Klinke
This last link appeared to contain the fix, thanks Mike. I got the db
repaired, and then had yum update rpm and rpm-lib, then yum but no
Then I fired a 'yum update' (in a "linux single" boot) off to go do
the rest of it, 32 additional packages were downloaded, and 585
transactions were attempted. Lots of checksum failures, one of them
in the all important kde3/launcher_panelapplet.so, and nearly 10 of
them in the various openoffice-org-langpack files, mostly in the help
tree, one in kmix/window.png, one in kstars/jupiter.L2.Vsop and in
I reran yum and it picked up only one of the openoffice-langpacks it
had failed on before.
I changed /etc/inittab to boot to level 3 and exited the single shell
expecting a reboot, but it went ahead and tried to finish the bootup
from there. The runlevel 3 seemed to be fighting with something as
it kept taking my login screen away in favor of an attempt to run x,
but failed and looped back, eventually letting me login. But then, I
mounted /dev/hdb1 as /mnt/bdi-boot intending to recover my emc
install on /dev/hdb, and discovered that this partition, while a
slightly different size according to a df report, was otherwise
identical to /dev/hda1 currently mounted as /boot as far as its
contents were concerned.
So my bdi install of emc on /dev/hdb is apparently toast. Thanks FC4,
I had some drivers for that triple 82C55 card under developement
there too. :-( So thats another wheel I may have to re-invent.
So I typed 'reboot'.
Now its stuck here:
OK, booting the kernel (this would be the updated one yum just
installed I think)
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on
So WTF is wrong now?
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