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djeikyb
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Boot fails fscking things. Reply with quote

1. I'm using the xlive amd64 cd, graphical installer. /dev/hda3 is an ext3 partition.
2. The installer failed when emerging extra software like X and GNOME. When setting flags I forgot to tell it to compile things with X support. But the system should be bootable, right?
3. I rebooted. My grub commands are the default except for the "pci=nommconf":
Code:
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.19-gentoo-r5 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda3 pci=nommconf
initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.19-gentoo-r5

4. I get the following error.
Code:
ext2fs_check_if_mount: no such file or directory while determining whether /dev/ROOT is mounted
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to pen /dev/ROOT
/dev/ROOT:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 1893

5. Then it wants me to reboot or login as root to "fix" things. Running "e2fsck -b 1893" got me the same error. I tried a couple of basic fsck commands on /dev/hda3 and they said the drive was fine.

Much thanks in advance for any help.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/dev/ROOT, /dev/BOOT, and /dev/SWAP are just placeholders in your /etc/fstab

You need to replace these with the actual devices you are using ( such as /dev/hda3 ).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Yes, that did it. I assumed the installer would have created a working fstab by then. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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