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Old 03-16-2005, 04:44 AM   #1
desheikh
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Problem installing mandrake


Hi,
Im new to linux and have been trying out different distros.. I just installed mandrake over FC3 on a dual boot with XP.. the instalation was without incident but mandrake gives me this error when i boot into it..

checking filesytem [ok]
tsck.ext2: Unable to resolve 'LABEL=/'

by what iv managed to find out from the net is that it might have something to do with a problem lilo.conf so im including that here too...

# File generated by DrakX/drakboot
# WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file

default="linux-enterprise"
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
keytable=/boot/us-latin1.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hda6
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="acpi=on splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux-nonfb"
root=/dev/hda6
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="acpi=on"
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz-enterprise
label="linux-enterprise"
root=/dev/hda6
initrd=/boot/initrd-enterprise.img
append="acpi=on splash=silent"
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="failsafe"
root=/dev/hda6
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="failsafe acpi=on"
read-only
other=/dev/hda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda

Could someone please guide me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance
Ali

Last edited by desheikh; 03-16-2005 at 04:45 AM.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 05:03 AM   #2
pingu
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I don't think it's lilo, it's probably in /etc/fstab.
In this file is a line for each filesystem mounted at boot, some distros don't use exakt like /dev/hda6 but gives the partition a label instead (very irritating, IMHO). That means you will have the first line reading something like:
Code:
  LABEL=/             /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
change it to
Code:
/dev/hda8               /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
 
Old 03-16-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
desheikh
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Hey,
Thanks but i already fixed it.. (dont know why I keep doing that to people).. my method was a bit cruder though... I just deleted the whole partition and then installed mandrake... its working now but iv already started downloading another distro to install :P
 
  


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