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Old 03-16-2015, 04:23 AM   #1
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Creating a mount point for a partition from Live USB


Hello all,

I was working through LFS 7.7 Chp 2.4 and mounted a wrong partition to /mnt/lfs.
I did the following commands while trying to mount the correct LFS partitions:
mount -v -t ext4 /dev/sda8 /mnt/lfs
mount -v -t ext4 /dev/sda9 /mnt/lfs/home
but I was supposed to mount sda11 and sda 12.

Now the system won't boot past the splash screen. I tried booting into a live usb and typed in the following commands
mount -v -t ext4 /dev/sda8 /
mount -v -t ext4 /dev/sda9 /home
but the system still won't boot past the splash screen.
Both gparted and the partition manager for the installer don't show a mount point.

How do I create a mount point from USB or is there another problem/solution?

Thanks
 
Old 03-16-2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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So what was the partitions sda8/9 used for?

Post the output of 'fdisk -l'.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 01:26 AM   #3
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sda8 and sda9 were meant to be my primary root and primary home partitions.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 02:50 AM   #4
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Output of fdisk -l from live usb:
Code:
 Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1  1953525167   976762583+  ee  GPT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sdb1   *        8064    15265343     7628640    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Doesn't say anything about sda8 or sda 9.

The etc/fstab file on the primary partition:
Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.

# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda8 during installation
UUID=cfec9f86-8662-424c-a566-1f8b96c7c67c /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=8E12-2FDB  /boot/efi       vfat    defaults        0       1
# /home was on /dev/sda9 during installation
UUID=fb3d2a9e-1d56-426d-8cb8-61340187a5b0 /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda10 during installation
UUID=33a1753d-caea-40d9-877b-6aa3208e7168 none            swap    sw              0       0

Last edited by thinkrorbot; 03-17-2015 at 02:52 AM. Reason: Added etc/fstab file
 
Old 03-17-2015, 03:59 AM   #5
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I think the partitions mount correctly but the system still won't boot.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 05:18 AM   #6
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fdisk only shows msdos partitions. Instead find partitions with 'parted -l'.

I think because of you mounting root, home and boot partitions and then mounting it for lfs you have perhaps overwriiten system files.

Can you afford to do fresh Mint installation and building LFS after.
 
  


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