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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: filesystem error- therefore can't completely boot! Reply with quote

so i finally got gentoo (2.6.11-gentoo-r6) installed after 2 days of messing up (bootloader error because of a "space" that wasn't supposed to be in the drive designation) and now i am getting a filesystem error.

the error is as follows


{
*checking all filesystems...
fsck.ext2: no such file or directory while trying to open /dev/BOOT /dev/BOOT
The superblock could not be read of does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or uts or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
*Fsck could not correct all errors, manual repair needed [!!]

Give root password for maintenance
(or type control-D for normal setup):
}


i have very little experience with linux (<4mo) so i really have no idea how to fix this.

i believe the current partitions are configured as follows:

Device boot - - - - id system
/dev/hda2 * 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 82 Linux swap/ Solaris
/dev/hda4 83 Linux


any help offered would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

John


-oh, and i want to reiterate (sp?) that i have "very little" experience with linux, so the more detailed the instructions the better!
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to edit your /etc/fstab as outlined in the installation guide

If you can't figure this out on your own, post your current fstab and the output of "fdisk -ls" so we can help you.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
fsck.ext2: no such file or directory while trying to open /dev/BOOT /dev/BOOT

You didn't change the placeholders BOOT, ROOT and SWAP in your fstab with the names of the real partitions.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah... that was a pretty stupid error looking back at it... thanks for the help though, that would have taken me forever to figure out on my own! this question is going to sound even worse though, so get prepared-

everything seems to be booting fine now, but when it stops it just asks me for a password-

i can log in as root and into the user account i created, but this just keeps me in the terminal. i guess i don't have any gui interface installed or something??? how do i get into a "normal" kde type setting or similar?

thanks,

john
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start one of these: (1 - 2 hours)
Code:
emerge xorg-x11

And visit: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop

In particular, follow the X server configuration guide and then pick either KDE, Gnome, or Fluxbox
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