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#1 2006-02-02 22:12:22

Nnyan
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Registered: 2006-01-09
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various locks keep me from proceeding

Ok,

Just installed base and I'm getting various errors:

1.  went to change the root password and get this error:  "Authentication token lock busy".

2.  went to add a user (using both useradd and adduser):  ": unable to lock password file... --account not created".

3.  various upgrades using pacman:  "error: unable to lock pacman database.".

any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you

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#2 2006-02-04 11:15:26

FUBAR
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Re: various locks keep me from proceeding

Is your / mounted writeable? I'd boot off the install CD and review /mnt/etc/fstab (you have to mount your / partition to /mnt first of course).


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#3 2006-02-05 17:20:53

grandmouse
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Re: various locks keep me from proceeding

Do uname -r and ls /lib/modules show different kernel versions ?

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#4 2006-02-05 17:26:43

Cerebral
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Re: various locks keep me from proceeding

if a

mount / -o remount,rw

fixes these problems, then your fstab is set up to mount / read-only - you'll need to fix that.

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