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Old 07-14-2002, 02:52 AM   #1
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no root partition?


hey, i havnt been on linux for awhile and i just went to upgrade to mandrake 8.2 from mandrake 8.1 and i go to upgrade and it says 'can not upgrade no root partition'
 
Old 07-14-2002, 03:44 AM   #2
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Did you set a root partition when it was in the formating part of the install?
 
Old 07-14-2002, 03:46 AM   #3
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You will need to know your root partition, so go into your 8.1 and type mount, it will show you where / is mounted. something like:
/dev/hdb1 / ext2 defaults 0 0

You want to know what the "/dev/hdb1" portion actually reads as.
 
Old 07-14-2002, 12:54 PM   #4
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mandrake 8.1 dosnt boot up...
 
Old 07-14-2002, 04:14 PM   #5
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when i try and boot up mandrake it says..
Mount: error 6 mounting ext2 flags kernel panic : no init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
 
Old 07-15-2002, 10:14 AM   #6
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It looks like your only option is to do a clean install of MDK 8.2.

If you have any data files that you want to keep that were on you MDK 8.1 installation, you can boot with an emergency boot disk (either one you created under MDK 8.1 or something like Tom's boot disk) and then find and copy/save your data files.
 
  


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