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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:05 am    Post subject: Booting problems....... :( Reply with quote

I just installed Gentoo 2005.1 and Im having a problem trying to boot in for tha first time......:cry: I never installed Gentoo before and I really want to use this OS....... Can some one please help me...... :lol:
This is what is says after GRUB boots my kernel:

fsck.ex3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/ROOT
/dev/ROOT:
The superblock could not be read or dose not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs of something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

* Filesystem couldn't be fixed :(
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

What to do....? I tryed e2fsck -b 8193 but, I dont really understand it.......? :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and welcome home! :)
It seems grub was properly installed and configured, congratulations, but I think you forgot to edit your /etc/fstab properly according to your partitions.
It looks like you kept the default /etc/fstab file provided with the stage 3 tarball.
Boot on your LiveCD, chroot, and have a look at it. :wink:
Good luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you haven't edited your fstab at all. You can boot from the CD again, chroot back in to the new install and edit/etc/fstab, changing the /dev/ROOT, /dev/BOOT and /dev/SWAP lines to something sensible.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I went back in /etc/fstab and I set /dev/ROOT to /dev/hda3 and /dev/SWAP to /dev/hda2 and /dev/BOOT to /dev/hda1. Now it gives me:

fsck.ext3: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hda3
/dev/hda3:
The superblock could not be read or dose not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs of something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

What do I do know.......?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok lets start again:

what filesystems have you used on each parition??

are they specified correctly in fstab?

I take it your interfaces are standard IDE ?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks to me like you not defined the correct filesystem type in fstab ie you've entered ext2 for the root partition in fstab and it was formatted with something else. What filesystem did you use for /dev/hda3? You can just chroot again and edit /etc/fstab again.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used resier filesystem for /dev/hda3........
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonixx wrote:
I used resier filesystem for /dev/hda3........

Then you'll need to change the example filesystem specified in the default /etc/fstab from xfs to reiserfs for /dev/hda3, and change the other filesystems to their correct values for the other filesystems you've created. The file is not automatically generated; you have to edit it to describe your system. :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-2104.html
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