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Old 03-10-2010, 05:59 AM   #1
sennah
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Lightbulb mounts listed in /etc/fstab cannot yet be mounted /home: waiting for UUID=XXXXXXX


After an upgrade on ubuntu 9.10 monday 8 of march I got some problems. On start up I got a message

Code:
One or more of the mounts listed in /etc/fstab cannot yet be
 mounted: 
 /home: waiting for UUID= f9fba71d-e17c-4eb4-b531-b0e258853c15
I looked int the /etc/fstab file:

Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#
# <file system> <mount point>  <type> <options>       <dump> <pass>
proc                /proc        proc  defaults         0      0
#dev/sda1
UUID=55ba883b-64e1-4056-9809-33d5149d2076 /             ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0     1
#/dev/sda6 
UUID=f9fba71d-e17c-4eb4-b531-b0e258853c15 /home         ext3   relatime 0     2
#/dev/sda5
UUID=6c5d9561-76a2-4c5c-9d51-13cb2a12e7f9 none           swap sw  0   0
/dev/scd0     /media/cdrom0  udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8    0  0
usbfs        /proc/bus/usb usbfs  devgid=14,devmode=0660 0 0
I did not understand too much so I tried to mount home

Code:
root# mount /home
UUID=f9fba71d-e17c-4eb4-b531-b0e258853c15 does not exist.
After some struggling I found a solution to my problem. In /etc/fstab
I switched the line

Code:
UUID=f9fba71d-e17c-4eb4-b531-b0e258853c15 /home         ext3   relatime 0     2
with

Code:
/dev/sda6  /home         ext3     relatime     0     2
this worked fine.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:07 AM   #2
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blkid /dev/sda6 ?
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:12 AM   #3
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Did you repartition the hard drive? when you remake the partitions, the UUID changes. Since it is listed in your fstab, the mount looks for the UUID and fails. You can try mounting it like this:

Code:
mount /dev/sda6 /home
If that works, and it is still on /dev/sda6, you can find the new UUID by typing:

Code:
ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ | grep /dev/sda6
 
Old 03-10-2010, 07:07 AM   #4
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No I didn't repartition the hardrive and when I changed line from UUID=XXX
in fstab to /dev/sda6 everything works fine again, when I do blkid /dev/sda6

Code:
sudo blkid /dev/sda6
/dev/sda6: UUID="f9fba71d-e17c-4eb4-b531-b0e258853c15" TYPE="ext3"
So it seems that the UUID didn't change.
 
  


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