[nSLUG] big problems with Ubuntu

billdavidson at eastlink.ca billdavidson at eastlink.ca
Mon Sep 18 19:15:33 ADT 2006


On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, ricardd at mathstat.dal.ca wrote:

> In single user mode, issuing "modprobe eth0" returns:
> FATAL: Module eth0 not found

This means that modprobe doesn't know that "eth0" is an alias to some 
other module -- I don't know enough about the ubuntu boot environment to 
speculate why not, but if you know what your ethernet adapter is you can 
modprobe or insmod that driver.

> I'd like to show you my log files but I couldn't mount a USB stick like I
> usually do:
> mount /dev/sda1/ /mnt/usbstick -t vfat
> error: mount: special device /dev/sda1/ does not exist
> and
> mount /media/sda1/ /mnt/usbstick -t vfat
> error: mount: /media/sda1/ is not a block device

I'm guessing that /dev/sd* don't exist and udev isn't running.  You can 
create the needed device files in /dev like this:

mknod -m 660 /dev/sda b 8 0
mknod -m 660 /dev/sda1 b 8 1

etc...  You might also have to make sure the right kernel modules are 

udev is really nice, but if it gets broken it can make things really 

Bill Davidson
billdavidson at eastlink.ca


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