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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:35 am    Post subject: fsck.ext3: trying to open /dev/ROOT [solved] Reply with quote

Just finished my 4th try at gentoo. got past my grub typeo's and now when booting fsck is un happy.
output is
Code:
* Checking root filesystem ...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory wile trying to open /dev/ROOT /dev/ROOT:
the Super block could not read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If device is valid and it really contains an ex2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or somthing elce), then the superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
* filesystem coulden't be fixed :(
Give root password for maintenance

a
Code:
fdisk -l
returnes
Code:
 /dev/hda3  (boot)  (start)69  (end) 9729  (blocks) 77601982+  (id) 83  (system) Linux

did i mess somthing up during config?
filesystem type is ext3
thanks for reading and tips


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello turtles.

You need to edit /etc/fstab and change /dev/ROOT to /dev/hda3 (or whatever your root partition is). While your in there change /dev/BOOT to /dev/hda1 (or whatever your boot partition is) and /dev/SWAP to /dev/hda2 ( or your swap partition.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're supposed to change /dev/ROOT to point to the device that your linux partition is on(i.e. /dev/hda2 is mine). What partition did you install linux on?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:00 am    Post subject: fstab was not edited properly Reply with quote

Yep I had not changed the defaults in fstab. RingTFM again chapter 9 and using the chrooting code listed in chapter 4 to rechroot into my new kernel from my live cd allowed me to re edit the file. the inbetween boot thing will not let you write i guess.
Try #4 a success I now have my new working 2.6.14 r5 gentoo-sources kernel. started at 10am and it is now after 10pm local time, took a minimal breaks.
thanks to all those whom responded. I will be highly recomending gentoo and genkernel for Noobs like me. 5 minitus to respond to a post is unbeatable, I will continue browsing unanswered posts here but I have yet to find some one around here who knows less than I do.

Beers and cheers all around to celebrate my first time installing gentoo with out the computer guy! ( who is trying to convince me gentoo is not for him or me ) I am too stubborn i guess.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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