This puzzling message pops up during startup and forces a reboot:
Checking root filesystems...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda1
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem.
If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem, then the superblock is corrupt.
This was typed in not copied.
The laptop is running gentoo linux.
Here is the fstab file and instead of having "boot" on its own partition I decided to have both "/" and "boot" in the same partition.
This has never caused any problems before so I don't understand what the problem is now.
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 defaults,noatime 1 2
/dev/hda1 / ext3 noatime 0 1
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.32-gentoo-r7 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda1 vga=792