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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:07 am    Post subject: Ext 2 and Ext 3 problems Reply with quote

When I try booting I got this error message:
Checking Root file System:
fsck.ext3 no such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda3

Then these error message:

The superblock cound 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 of vfs or something else) then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e3fsck with an alternate superblock e2fsck - b 8193 <device>
filesystem could not be fixed

durring installation when mounting the drives it told me this:


mount/dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo
ext2 -fs warning (device hda3): ext2_fill_supper: mounting ext3 filesystem as ext 2
any ideas how to fix this or what to do next????
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, open up /etc/fstab and put the correct filesystem in for hda3
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
yeah, open up /etc/fstab and put the correct filesystem in for hda3

Is it possible to open up the fstab on the livecd?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, do you know how to chroot?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same thing here. this is a more conclusive error message though:
Code:

* starting devfsd
/sbin/rc: line 271:/sbin/devfsd: no such file or directory    [!!]
  * Remounting root filesystem read-only (if neccessary)      [!!]
  * Checking root filesystem ...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda3
   /dev/hda3:
the superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext3 filesystem.
If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem, (and not swap or something else),
then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternative superblock:
     /e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

* Filesystem could not be fixed:(                             [!!]
Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D for normal startup): _


my fstab was correct, and it seems as though my udev B.S. and devfs are conflicting somehow.
(even though in my grub.conf i have the nodevfs paramater on my kernel line as i should have. (same with udev too)
i also made sure my kernel config was correct, by compiling in every filesystem i intend on using, and it wasn't the
source of my problem either.

it seems that the only way that i could actually get into a working system, would be to reinstall using a diffrent filesystem.
(which i've already done. and it is currently working flawlessly)
i used the reiserfs filesystem, but i would've perferred the ext3 fs.

so if anybody figures this out, please, do let us know.
thanks much,
KingPunk
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
yes, do you know how to chroot?


I think like this you mean:

# chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
#env-update
#source /etc/profile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingPunk wrote:
same thing here. this is a more conclusive error message though:
Code:

* starting devfsd
/sbin/rc: line 271:/sbin/devfsd: no such file or directory    [!!]
  * Remounting root filesystem read-only (if neccessary)      [!!]
  * Checking root filesystem ...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda3
   /dev/hda3:
the superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext3 filesystem.
If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem, (and not swap or something else),
then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternative superblock:
     /e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

* Filesystem could not be fixed:(                             [!!]
Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D for normal startup): _


my fstab was correct, and it seems as though my udev B.S. and devfs are conflicting somehow.
(even though in my grub.conf i have the nodevfs paramater on my kernel line as i should have. (same with udev too)
i also made sure my kernel config was correct, by compiling in every filesystem i intend on using, and it wasn't the
source of my problem either.

it seems that the only way that i could actually get into a working system, would be to reinstall using a diffrent filesystem.
(which i've already done. and it is currently working flawlessly)
i used the reiserfs filesystem, but i would've perferred the ext3 fs.

so if anybody figures this out, please, do let us know.
thanks much,
KingPunk



I heard that reiserfs file system has a lot of problems with it, is that true?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:23 am    Post subject: START ALL OVER Reply with quote

WELL I GUESS I WILL HAVE TO GO START ALL OVER AGAIN, WHAT CAN YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rog156 wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
yes, do you know how to chroot?


I think like this you mean:

# chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
#env-update
#source /etc/profile

that is correct, there is no need for the "source /etc/profile" though
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rog156 wrote:
I heard that reiserfs file system has a lot of problems with it, is that true?
no, Reiser4 has but reiserfs (reiser 3.6) is stable as a rock
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingPunk wrote:
same thing here. this is a more conclusive error message though:
Code:

* starting devfsd
/sbin/rc: line 271:/sbin/devfsd: no such file or directory    [!!]
  * Remounting root filesystem read-only (if neccessary)      [!!]
  * Checking root filesystem ...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda3
   /dev/hda3:
the superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext3 filesystem.
If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem, (and not swap or something else),
then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternative superblock:
     /e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

* Filesystem could not be fixed:(                             [!!]
Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D for normal startup): _


my fstab was correct, and it seems as though my udev B.S. and devfs are conflicting somehow.
(even though in my grub.conf i have the nodevfs paramater on my kernel line as i should have. (same with udev too)
i also made sure my kernel config was correct, by compiling in every filesystem i intend on using, and it wasn't the
source of my problem either.

it seems that the only way that i could actually get into a working system, would be to reinstall using a diffrent filesystem.
(which i've already done. and it is currently working flawlessly)
i used the reiserfs filesystem, but i would've perferred the ext3 fs.

so if anybody figures this out, please, do let us know.
thanks much,
KingPunk


what liveCD are you useing? Becuase if you are using 2005.0 there is a bug with the ext3 filesystem. So you have to mount it like this mount -t ext3 /dev/hd** /mnt/gentoo. If you are using 2005.0 i think it uses udev, so you have to not select in puesdo >> mount at boot.

I would just reinstall the system with what YOU want, like the ext2 & ext3 filesystem.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zecora wrote:
KingPunk wrote:
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what liveCD are you useing? Becuase if you are using 2005.0 there is a bug with the ext3 filesystem. So you have to mount it like this mount -t ext3 /dev/hd** /mnt/gentoo. If you are using 2005.0 i think it uses udev, so you have to not select in puesdo >> mount at boot.

I would just reinstall the system with what YOU want, like the ext2 & ext3 filesystem.

i used the default 2005.0 GRP platform for x86. and it does have the ext2/3 bug. but i did explicitly mount it exactly
like the manual told me to. so blah.
im not so sure about what you mean when you said: "if you are using 2005.0 i think it uses udev, so you have to not select in puesdo >> mount at boot. "
though..

please ellaborate.
thanks, -KingPunk

edit: you mean in my kernel config. well. i did select it to mount at boot, the only catch is, i turned it off in my kernel paramater line, in grub.conf and turned on udev, by adding it to that line too.
so, (in theroy) it should've worked flawlessly.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am having the same problem!!!:x

I tried installing it 3 time and have the same problem. I would like to use ext3

Code:
* starting devfsd
/sbin/rc: line 271:/sbin/devfsd: no such file or directory    [!!]


Looked for the devfsd file. I can't find it.

I there a way to install this file? Or is the rc script looking for the file in the wrong location.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used x86 2005.0 the universal cd I reinstalled the filesystem with xfs but am still having problems!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KingPunk and slentz, we are talking about in the kernel...
Code:
File systems  --->
Pseudo filesystems  --->
without udev (or with if you so want) you can add
Code:
[*] /dev file system support (OBSOLETE)
[*]   Automatically mount at boot

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have that selected. I am saying the the one file devfsd is missing.

IT IS NOT THE KERNEL!!!

When the rc script reached this point line 271, the script can't find this file. Then the system gos into read only mode and locks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
just emerge it, lol
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*  sys-fs/devfsd
      Latest version available: 1.3.25-r8
      Latest version installed: 1.3.25-r8
      Size of downloaded files: 41 kB
      Homepage:    http://www.atnf.csiro.au/~rgooch/linux/
      Description: Daemon for the Linux Device Filesystem
      License:     GPL-2

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

had the same problem.
emerge devfsd solved that :D

thx
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you need help chrooting from the live cd just ask ind i'll walk you through the commands that should get you up and running
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try this when I get home.

If this fixes it, is the problem with the install image (ISO)?

Will this be fixed in the next version (2005.1)?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had this problem i stopped it with adding mount -t ext3 to the mounting :)

hope it helps
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hah. i fixed mine too.
i went on and disabled devfsd in the kernel to mount at boot time. and it fixed all of my problems.
even though it was supposed to not be mounted by the kernel paramater in my grub.conf:
devfsd=nomount

it didn't work. so i just rebuilt my kernel w/o it, now it works fine. ;x
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the emerge option. That seemed to fix it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sure am glad I found this thread because I was about to reinstall Gentoo.

And yes, emerge devfsd works for me.

Strangely I didn't have this issue before when I installed this Gentoo release on my laptop. I can't remember what I did differently this time that made this error pop up.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait until trying this fix at home
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