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Old 06-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
Eerie
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specifying e2fsck path for linux-utils


hey
after crashing my slackware 13.37 system i cant logon as fsck looks for /sbin/e2fsck on the wrong partition.

could someone kindly tell me where to specify the path?

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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I don't know.

But e2fsck as well as cfdisk and fdisk are available on the Slackware installation media, with their respective manuals.

Just boot it, change you keyboard layout if needed, login as root (just hit enter) and you can rescue your system. For instance you can use aforementioned apps and mount Slackware-1337's partitions. e.g.:
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mkdir /slackware-13.37
mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /slackware-13.37
replace /dev/sda1 by the device name of your slackware-13.37 root partition.

EDIT Or boot directly your system from the install media as indicated on the greeting screen. Chances are that e2fsck will run automatically then.

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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thanks but thats what ive been doing already using
hugesmp.s root=/dev/sda1 rdinit= ro
 
Old 06-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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Did you try to run e2fsck on /dev/sda1 from the install media as well?
 
Old 06-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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i just did it but the problem remains "/sbin/e2fsck: no such file or directory on sdd1"

you see, it's quoting the wrong drive. of course theres no e2fsck on any partition other than root.

let me clarify also:
e2fsck runs but when i start my systen it gives me the error that it cant be found (as its looking on the wrong drive)
 
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ok i solved this by adjusting the path of / in /etc/fstab
 
Old 06-06-2012, 12:56 PM   #7
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Good. Having read "man fsck" which says :
Code:
If  no  filesystems are specified on the command line, and the -A option is not specified, fsck will default to
       checking filesystems in /etc/fstab serially.
I wanted to advise you to check /etc/fstab.

Too late, again
 
  


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