[mythtv-users] OT: SATA errors

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 10 01:36:09 UTC 2009

Patrick Mansfield wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 08:53:28PM -0400, Harry Devine wrote:
>> 5) I put the HDs back into the Myth box and when I put, I get the  
>> following errors (not exact as some scroll by too quickly, but I booted  
>> a few times to jot as many down as I could):
>> chown: invalid user: `syslog:adm`
>> user syslog does not exist, aborting
>> Doing Wacom setup...
>> Starting Kernel log daemon
>> chown: invalid user: `klog:klog`
>> start-stop-daemon: user `klog` does not exist
>> chown: invalid user: `messagebus`
>> * Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Daemon avahi-daemon
>> Timeout reached while waiting for return value
>> Could not receive return value from daemon process
> I had something like that some time ago - I had modified /etc/passwd, and
> for some reason (that I can't recall, I might have done an unclean
> shutdown, or even have been booted from a recovery CD) the machine crashed
> almost immediately after that. On reboot, the passwd file was gone or
> corrupt. Ick!
>> Sooooooooooo: Is the problem with my Motherboard?  Or did something go
>> horribly wrong and make some key system files corrupt?  Can I some how
>> boot to the rescue mode on the LiveCD and repair them?  Maybe grub got
>> corrupted somehow?
> Anyway, try booting to runlevel 1 or from a live/recovery CD and check on
> the state of your /etc/passwd, /etc/group, and other files. I'm not sure
> how you can properly recover them without backups, you might be able to
> copy over the boot CD's passwd file as a basis if it is close to your
> original.
> There is a good chance other files are missing or corrupt though, good
> luck :-(
> -- Patrick Mansfield
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I just booted off of the LiveCD and mounted the HD.  I can do a "sudo 
more etc/passwd" and I can see the file contents.  Same goes for 
etc/group.  Would that mean that something else is corrupt?


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