Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Oct 11 12:44:15 PDT 2000

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> What does the error illegal seek refer to when you try to log in?

Usually it means your root partition was not mounted in read-write mode. 
Verify that mountfs mounts it properly by following this procedure:

Start Linux by typing this at the LILO: prompt:

LILO: lfskernel init=/bin/bash

Then when you have the bash prompt, start the scripts in /etc/rcS.d and 
/etc/rc3.d manually one-by-one and verify if everything worked as it should, 
especially mountfs

Gerard Beekmans

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