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Old 11-03-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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Boot process halts on `Waiting for device....sda4/3" for all partitions in fstab


How do I start to diagnose this problem?

When I start to boot the process starts waiting for the various devices mentioned in /etc/fstab, and it doesn't get beyond this.

The distro is actually Ubuntu, but the process of figuring out what's wrong should apply to all distros.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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what output does it give? can you post your /etc/fstab?
 
Old 11-03-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
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Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc						/proc		proc	defaults										0	0
# /dev/sda8
#UUID=4111834b-26e3-4ae6-aac0-c40ae8acec1a	/		ext3	relatime,errors=remount-ro								0	1
UUID=4111834b-26e3-4ae6-aac0-c40ae8acec1a	/		ext3	noatime,nodiratime,errors=remount-ro,data=writeback					0	1
# /dev/sda6
UUID=cb055cba-db2b-4fb7-adf9-e09702661fe6	/home		ext3	relatime										0	2
# /dev/sda7
UUID=89439604-b5c7-42c0-9da4-0cc7c232a2b2	none		swap	sw											0	0
/dev/scd0					/media/cdrom0			udf,iso9660		user,noauto,exec,utf8					0	0
/dev/sda2					/mnt/xp		ntfs-3g force,user										0	0
/dev/sda10					/mnt/linstor	ext3	relatime										0	0
/dev/sda9					/mnt/winstor	ntfs-3g		force,user									0	0
 
Old 11-03-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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Try commenting out your lines with the /mnt/ on their. See then if it works. That way we know it can at least boot the regular filesystems.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 04:07 AM   #5
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thanks and I'm already ahead of you on that one, just done it and it's the same. It's also waiting for /tmp, but there is no /tmp ?

I wanted to post the exact message here but I can't see it listed in

/var/log/messages , log/kernel log/dmesg or log/daemon ?
 
  


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