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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:11 am    Post subject: After step 10.d Reply with quote

I followed the manual the best I could and got all the way through installing on the cd and I go to boot from the hard disk with Grub (step 10.d) and I get this error in the "Checking root filesystem" section:

"fsck.ext3: No such file or directoy while trying to open /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 8193 <device>

Filesystem couldn't be fixed "

Then it asks me for the root password for maintenance and my root password does not work. It says incorrect login, but i am putting the right password in.

Sad times in gentoo land.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasonlfunk:

replace /dev/ROOT in your /etc/fstab with the actual location (i.e. /dev/hda2 or /dev/hda3 etc...)

(Make sure you do the same with /dev/BOOT and /dev/SWAP if you haven't already)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really kind of new at this and I understand what I need to do, just not sure where that file is or how to get to it :P
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nevermind... figured it out Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how did you do it lol, when i try to edit the fstab, i get, read-only file system
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

parkus or jasonlfunk:

I've never actually used the install cd (just installed from the internet using live cds) but I think you should be able to run the install cd as a live cd (just don't use it to erase your installed apps).

Try the following as root:

Code:

cfdisk


This should show you your partition arrangement. If you have three partitions, one is root, one is boot, one is swap. Root will the the smallest, swap a close second, and root the rest of the drive. If you only have two partitions, one is root and the other swap. (The smaller being swap). Make a note of the name of each of these (ie /dev/hda1)

Run:

Code:

nano /etc/fstab


And change the placeholders (ie the words in all caps /dev/BOOT, /dev/ROOT, /dev/SWAP) to their respective locations found above, and make sure the filesystem information to the right shows the correct filesystem. If you only have two partitions (no root) erase the entire line beginning with /dev/BOOT.


If you can't use the install cd as a live cd, download one on another computer and burn it (KNOPPIX is a nice one) These commands should work from any livecd, that's what makes gentoo so good!

Try looking up syntax for fstab if you need help here:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/index.xml
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try This:
boot with liveCd
type these:

mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot
swapon /dev/hda2
mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
env-update
source /etc/profile
nano -w /etc/fstab

See if that dosen't work for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine still reads, fsck.ext3:bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hda3
/dev/hda3:super block could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. the rest is the same as his
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were lines like /dev/ROOT ... I had to delete those.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, i replaced everything in the fstab, but still no go :(
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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