Occasional fsck.ext3 Error at Boot Time - FC5
Ever since adding an external disk drive to my i386 FC5 box, I occasionally (not always) get:
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/sdb1 [FAILED]
(Control-D to continue)
at boot time.
/dev/sdb1 is a 200Gb Maxtor "One Touch III" that I've plugged into one of the USB ports. I used fdisk to repartition the drive with one partition, then mke2fs -j to create an ext3 file system on /dev/sdb1. No problems were experienced with this. Then, /etc/fstab was edited to include the line:
/dev/sdb1 /.snapshots ext3 defaults 0 2
When I type Ctrl-D, the box successfully boots, and df shows /dev/sdb1 is mounted on /.snapshots. Backup software successfully writes to /.snapshots.
Can anyone assist with a resolution to this problem? And why does this problem only sometimes occure? (Not a show-stopper, but irritating...) I'm running Fedora Core 5, kernel 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5smp.