how to fix this boot error on my ubuntu 6.06 system?

Srivatsa Kanchi, R skanchi at
Fri Sep 1 09:02:01 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 18:17 +1000, Stephan Vissers wrote:
> Hi,
> My system is not booting anymore. It's stops while configuring network
> devices. After a few minutes it gives a bit more error information
> like:
> /etc/rcS.d/s40ifrename Line 12   Can not find the file (or smt like
> that)
> It could have something to do with a message that I got yesterday
> directly after booting; it asked me to delete a file because it was
> not used anymore, I answered Yes. Maybe this was wrong, but don't
> remember the file name..
> What should I do?
> Stephan
The error says it! 
open the file /etc/rcS.d/s40ifrename and check line 12 
As i see, at line 12, program /sbin/ifrename is invoked. seems that, you
may be missing this file

You can the boot to single user mode by putting 1 at the end of the boot
string or boot the system in linux rescue mode with the installation CD
and try to fix it

Srivatsa Kanchi, R <skanchi at>
NextHop Technologies

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