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Old 09-21-2009, 03:56 AM   #1
hungrypumpkin
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Slackware 12.2 won't mount


So, initially my partitioning table was:
/dev/sda1 - ext3
/dev/sda2 - swap
/dev/sda3 - ext3 (slackware)
/dev/sda4 - swap

Then I deleted the swap on /dev/sda2 and it changed the table to:
/dev/sda1 - ext3
/dev/sda2 - ext3 (slackware)
/dev/sda3 - swap

My boot manager (GRUB) lays within /dev/sda1 and I changed menu.lst to boot the new partition and it does so perfectly. While slackware's booting it will come up with a mount error as it's trying to mount /dev/sda3 which is now a swap, what do I modify to get it to mount /dev/sda2 instead?
 
Old 09-21-2009, 04:05 AM   #2
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did you change your slackware entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst??
 
Old 09-21-2009, 04:13 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hungrypumpkin View Post
So, initially my partitioning table was:
/dev/sda1 - ext3
/dev/sda2 - swap
/dev/sda3 - ext3 (slackware)
/dev/sda4 - swap

Then I deleted the swap on /dev/sda2 and it changed the table to:
/dev/sda1 - ext3
/dev/sda2 - ext3 (slackware)
/dev/sda3 - swap

My boot manager (GRUB) lays within /dev/sda1 and I changed menu.lst to boot the new partition and it does so perfectly. While slackware's booting it will come up with a mount error as it's trying to mount /dev/sda3 which is now a swap, what do I modify to get it to mount /dev/sda2 instead?
2 things you need to check after your changes:
first) in /boot/grub/menu.lst
all entries like root(hd0,2) should be changed to root(hd0,1)

second) in your /etc/fstab if you had entries for
/dev/sda3
you should change to /dev/sda2
 
  


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