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Old 06-12-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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boot error


well i have recently installed fedora 9 on my computer everything was working fine. last night i decided to hibernate the system and when i went to turn it on today i had an error cant remember what the exact error was but i turned the system off and now when i boot up i am getting several errors saying it was unable to mount several things. i really dont want to reinstall fedora 9 if i dont have to please help...thanks
 
Old 06-12-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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Detailed error messages are a must if anyone here is to help
 
Old 06-12-2008, 06:16 PM   #3
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ok the following is what i am getting....

Code:
root (hd0,0)
  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernal /vmlinuz-2.6.25.4-30.fc9.i686 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVal00 rhgb quite
  [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x3000, size=0x1fa4a0]
initrd /initrd-2.6.25.4-30.fc9.i686.img
  [Linux-initrd @ 0x37cc9000, 0x326956 bytes]


Decompressing Linux...done.
Booting the kernal.
Red Hat nash version 6.0.52 starting
hub 1-0:1-0: unable to enumerate usb device on port 1
hub 1-0:1-0: unable to enumerate usb device on port 2
  Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
  Found volume group "VolGroup00" using metadata type lvm2
  2 logical volume(s) in volume group "VolGroup00" now active
VFS:Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev dm-0.
mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3: Invalid argument
setuprrot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
Mount failed for selinuxfs on /selinux: No such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
after this it just stays on this screen with a blinking cursor at the bottom
 
Old 06-12-2008, 06:59 PM   #4
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Can you mount hd0,0 (is that sda1?) from a live CD (you can use the Fedora disk in rescue mode), and post the directory structure for us? I wwould assume that in fact sda1 is "/" and that's ext3, and the LVM is elsewhere. You need to mount the LVM and how that structure

Posting grub.conf would be good too (/boot/grub/grub.conf or menu.lst - the former in F9 I think)
 
Old 06-12-2008, 07:34 PM   #5
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rescue mode is saying there is no linux partition and offers to get a shell...not sure what to do?
 
Old 06-12-2008, 11:51 PM   #6
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You may have corrupted the file/partition table. I'm afraid I can't help you off the top of my head, but search for repair partition table. one of the good partitioning tools like gparted (there's a live CD version available) may help.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:15 PM   #7
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well i took a look at gparted, not sure how to use it...i might just be better off reinstalling fedora 9...anyway i can back up my files?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:49 PM   #8
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I am new to Linux and I tryed to load it onto one of my hard drives but when I tryed to reboot my pc it said no operating system found. so stupidly I tryed to uninstall the hard drive so it would load windows but now i'm getting a GRUB error message is there any way i can boot linux with the cd and tell it to boot the hard drive with windows on it?
 
Old 06-14-2008, 12:35 PM   #9
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Repairing partition

What probably happened was that you used the reset button on the PC or did a hard reset because the system didn't respond when you tryed to come it up. What I know is that ext systems use some buffers that every time you do a normal shutdown are flushed, but maybe in your reboot they stay full.
The fix of this is not to complicated, and can ocurr with unnormal shutdown, You have to go to shell, enter the root password and run the utility the system tells you have to run, including as parameter the name of your partitions. For example, you can use the tool fsck (it is file system check tool), for ext3 type partition (Not sure about syntax...):

fsck.ext3 /dev/VolGroup00/<Name of partition>

and doing that for every partition. After doing that you must command "exit" to reboot the system and look if it was enough.

You can find the name of every partition getting into the directory with "cd /dev/VolGroup00" and making an "ls" and observe the files into that dir, they are the partition names you have to use.

Hope it works for you!

Last edited by ciberchapin; 06-14-2008 at 12:36 PM.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 01:28 PM   #10
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tried the above got "No such file or directory" i think i am going to just reinstall fedora 9...thnaks for the help anyways
 
Old 06-14-2008, 01:31 PM   #11
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I am new to Linux and I tryed to load it onto one of my hard drives but when I tryed to reboot my pc it said no operating system found. so stupidly I tryed to uninstall the hard drive so it would load windows but now i'm getting a GRUB error message is there any way i can boot linux with the cd and tell it to boot the hard drive with windows on it?
What ver of linux are you trying to install and ehat ver of win are you running?
 
  


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