I'm running a small SuSe 8.1 box as a smaba server. While backing up to a USB HDD, I ran into a brief power failure.
the root fs is on /hda2, the backup drive is on /sda1 and is mounted on
/usr/backup. Both are reiserfs
When booting now, i get:
fsck failed. please repair manually and reboot.
the root fs is currently monted as read-only
if I run fsck manually, the root fs checks OK, but it refuses to read /sda1, with following error:
"could not open filesystem"
I suspect, the usb fs driver has not woken up or connected to the drive yet.
If I keep the USB drive off or disconnected I have exactly the same results.
What I would like to do is to mainly stop fsck from trying to check /sda1, so I can get the server back online. I can deal with the external HDD etc later.
Is there a config file where the fsck filesystems for boot are set?
fstab, by the way, as far as I can see is unchanged, the line for /sda1 is:
/dev/sda1 /usr/backup reiserfs defaults 1 2
Any help is greatly appreciated.