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Old 08-11-2007, 06:02 AM   #1
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Boot problem: filesystem check of non existing partition

Hey guys and girls,

I have a problem with my new gentoo installation. When I boot, right after "* Checking root filesystem ... ", I get:

fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hba3

One big problem is that I don`t have any hba3 partition (note the b instead of d). So my guess it is a type-error of some sort but I cannot find where.

I tried to look for errors in /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab but cannot find any. I tried searching online but I cannot find what I have done wrong. I have done this installation a couple of times before, successfully and never seen this before.

I am extreamly thankful for any help I can get!!
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:50 AM   #2
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Boot a Live CD or Rescue CD. Then find out what the partition is e.g. /dev/hda3 and set it so it doesn't get checked:
tune2fs -c 0 /dev/hda3

edit: Also you should check for /etc/forcefsck and rename/remove the file if it exists. I don't know if all distros use /etc/forcefsck but Slackware based distros do.

Last edited by /bin/bash; 08-11-2007 at 06:55 AM.


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