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Old 10-15-2005, 01:39 PM   #16
johnkantor12
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So I did finally get everything fixed!

The key was the command:
mount -n -s -t ext3 -o remount,rw / /

This allowed me to fix the bad /dev/null
With /dev/null fixed, I could run fsck

All is now fixed with my system.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:17 PM   #17
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Question erro at start up please help

Well where do i start. My Linux admin guy volted. With no documentation and very little Unix experience I have ran into a reboot error.
. I have done the following:

1. the Unix box froze and I had to restart alt ctrl del to restart
2. machine restarted and i received the following options
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:25 PM   #18
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Question erro at start up please help

Well where do i start. My Linux admin guy volted. With no documentation and very little Unix experience I have ran into a reboot error.
. I have done the following:

1. the Unix box froze and I had to restart alt ctrl del to restart
2. machine restarted and i received the following options

Gentoo GNU/Linux 2.6.11 - gentoo -r5
Gentoo GNU/Linux 2.6.11 - gentoo -r5 second partition

hit either then i get this

booting 'Gentoo gnu/linux 2.6.11-gentoo-r5
root (hd0,1)
filesystem type unkonwn, partition type 0x82
kernel /bzimage -2.6.11-gentoo-r5 root=/dev/sda3/i8042.reset

any suggetions would be greatly appreciated

thanks

Charlie
 
Old 10-30-2005, 05:04 PM   #19
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when I wrtie this command " /sbin/fsck /dev/hdb7" in my fedora 4 machine i get the following message
"fsck 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
e2fsck 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
/dev/hdb7 is mounted.

WARNING!!! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause
SEVERE filesystem damage.

Do you really want to continue (y/n)?"

I am afriad to unmount my file system because of bad experiences connected with it which led losing all my informations in my filesystem.

I would be glad if you give me some direction in order to repair my file system which was damaged due to a power failure.
thanks,
 
Old 10-11-2007, 10:16 AM   #20
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I have a similar problem in FC7. After making some changes to the fstab file (I wanted to mount two directories at 90.0.0106), I received the following message on boot:

fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open 90.0.0.106/FDS
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open 90.0.0.106/FDS2
[Failed]
*** An error occured during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell

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


I provide the root pwd and get to the shell. I can navigate to the fstab file, however, I cannot edit out what I believe are the bad entries causing the problem due to the fact that the file is read only.

Loosing my hair fast. Please help.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #21
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HELP! Like the previous posts, I made changes in the fstab file (I was trying to add mount point /dev/sdd2) and received the following message after reboot:

Checking filesystems:
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/sdd2
[Failed]
*** An error occurred during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell

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

I can access to the fstab file, and tried to comment out the line; however, I cannot write/save the file because it is read only. I've tried accessing other kernels and no luck.
 
Old 02-22-2013, 05:17 AM   #22
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Try
Code:
mount -o remount,rw /
If it objects, usually you'd boot off the install media or a rescue disk and mount the '/' partition read/write and fix it from there.
Can i suggest that you always backup key files like fstab before editing them. Note also that after you've edited fstab, try
Code:
mount -a
which will try all the mounts in fstab, so you can fix them without rebooting.
 
  


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