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Old 10-05-2006, 03:34 AM   #1
BlueNova32
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Unhappy Help Suse reiserfs partition lost it's label as /12


Yes, it's true, the Suse 10.0 recovery DVD won't allow you to reset it in the partitioner. It says it needs a "/" root partition but won't you set the entry because it's grayed out! Does this mean I have to Fdisk format and reinstall? Can't boot into linux cause of this problem. Help, I'm in the Twilight Zone
 
Old 10-05-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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You can boot the SuSE installation DVD or CD. When the menu appears you can choose the option to repair an existing system. That will put you at a terminal console. Then you can use the reiserfstune utility to put a label on the partition.

If you decide to reinstall I recommend NOT using the Reiser file system. I think that the most robust file system type available in Linux is the ext2 file system.

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Old 10-06-2006, 11:17 PM   #3
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Actually, reiser fs and Ext2/3 are different file systems. With Ext2/3 you have to use tune2fs -L (device) to reset the label. With Reiser FS you have to use reiserfstune -l to reset the label. But since I ran repair from the DVD before resetting the label...It reset all the links to no label and messed up the repair. Even after resetting the label, and running Repair......It did not repair the link or fstab and would not boot all the way into X windows for this reason. If I had reset the label first I would not have to run repair. However, if you do not reset the label with the exact name as before, then you need to run repair to rest the links. Yes, I had to Fdisk, format, and reinstall and only used the Ext2 file system. The good news is that I didn't have to pick the software to install. Because Repair would not reset the links a second time, but i'm not sure why. Maybe because the original links still existed with the same drive label, but were disabled? Anyone have any ideas on this, lemme know! Oh, in Repair. Suse 10.0 does not let you reset the label, or mount point which was also missing! Does this make sense? The old repair is a commandline.

Thanks all!!!!!!!

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Old 10-07-2006, 07:45 AM   #4
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Actually, reiser fs and Ext2/3 are different file systems. With Ext2/3 you have to use tune2fs -L (device) to reset the label. With Reiser FS you have to use reiserfstune -l to reset the label.
I know that Reiser FS and ext2 are different file systems. You said in your original post that you are using Reiser FS. I told you to use the Reiser utility. Why would you point out that Reiser is different than ext2?
 
Old 10-09-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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OOPS, Sorry stress_junkie, my bad!!! That should have been 2 seperate posts......Actually, I was supposed to be making reference to XCAPE'S entry as an addition to his post and probably should be cross-linked. I just want to make sure that no-one else makes the same mistake that I made. Thanks for pointing out the error of my ways!!!
 
  


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