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I have 4 partitions, first two for XP and Vista. Next two for Fedora and Ubuntu with Ubuntu in logical partition. I boot the machine using NT loader.
I recently removed fedora (deleted the partition) and installed it again, at the same place. Fedora boots fine, but ever since, I get fsck failure (error 8 ) when booting Ubuntu. After I press ctrl+alt+del, Ubuntu boots just fine.
Here's the log from /var/log/fsck/checkfs
fsck 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=740b8a34-acca-43c0-a247-00c04ab15435'
fsck died with exit status 8
I suspect something has changed with respect to UUID of the partition after deleting and recreating fedora partition. I tried replacing UUID section with proper partition name (/dev/sda6), but to no avail.
Thanks Billy, Unfortunately, it didn't work. The boot process still dropped me at shell after failing fsck, at which point, I had to do a ctrl+alt+del to get it going.
If you see my first post, you'll notice that the two UUIDs are different, i.e, one that it is looking for, and the one that exists. I suspect that's what's causing the problem. Is there a way to find out what the UUID is for my partition, and adjust the boot process such that they match?
It seems the UUID of /dev/sda3 had changed after I removed the old partition and created a new one, at the same place. All I had to do was to update the UUID in /etc/fstab. Thanks you for dumpe2fs info. It helped.