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Old 12-05-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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Question unable to boot fedora 12 in triple OS booting


I installed win Xp ,fedora 12 ,win 7 on same computer on same day one after together each one is running fine until the day when i was unable to boot in fedora 12 without affecting the other two OS
It showing me some black screen with weird messages as follow:

======================================================

Welcome to Fedora

Starting udev: [OK]
setting hostname user: [OK]
setting upLogical Volume Management:No volume groups Found: [OK]


Checking filesystems

/dev/sda5: clean,252987/640848 files,1791366/2560000 blocks
/dev/sda3: clean,36/128016 files,45780/201512000 blocks


Fsck.ext4: unable to resolve 'UUID=7ce3a87f-c09c-42c3-a22f-3b173a192312'

Fsck.ext4: unable to resolve 'UUID=c522e3da-c4ac-4aac-a896-e52d9046eefa'
[Failed]



*** An error occured during the filesystem check.
*** Dropping you to a shell;the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
*** warning -- SELinux is active
*** Disabling security enforcement for system recovery
*** Run 'setenforce 1'to reenable.

Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

======================================================

kindle help me please
 
Old 12-05-2012, 06:13 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by swaggerlee View Post
I installed win Xp ,fedora 12 ,win 7 on same computer on same day one after together
Problem #1: Fedora 12 is way, way obsolete. Current version is 17 and 18 should be out in the first half of next year. Note you should not attempt to upgrade from 12 directly to 17.


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each one is running fine until the day when i was unable to boot in fedora 12 without affecting the other two OS
Problem #2: we're missing a description of what you did leading up to Fedora no longer booting.


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Originally Posted by swaggerlee View Post
Code:
Fsck.ext4: unable to resolve 'UUID=7ce3a87f-c09c-42c3-a22f-3b173a192312'
Fsck.ext4: unable to resolve 'UUID=c522e3da-c4ac-4aac-a896-e52d9046eefa' 	[Failed]
Problem #3: there's no longer any partitions with the UUID recorded in /etc/fstab. Fix: boot a Fedora installer CD in rescue mode (or any other Live CD), chroot into the root partition that rescue mode mounted for you and then replace the UUIDs in /etc/fstab with their device names. Running 'blkid' should give you an idea which of your partitions are Linux ones (/dev/sda3 and /dev/sda5?) and which one should be at what mount point. If unsure enter the root account and post "/tmp/output.txt":
Code:
( fdisk -l 2>&1; blkid 2>&1; cat /etc/fstab ) | tee /tmp/output.txt
 
Old 12-06-2012, 05:12 AM   #3
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Problem #3: there's no longer any partitions with the UUID recorded in /etc/fstab. Fix: boot a Fedora installer CD in rescue mode (or any other Live CD), chroot into the root partition that rescue mode mounted for you and then replace the UUIDs in /etc/fstab with their device names. Running 'blkid' should give you an idea which of your partitions are Linux ones (/dev/sda3 and /dev/sda5?) and which one should be at what mount point. If unsure enter the root account and post "/tmp/output.txt":
Yep, most probably a partition was moved, re-sized or something else that caused the existing partition to change its UUID. Once you find out what your root partition name is you can update its UUID in the /etc/fstab file as well. To find out a UUID of a partition under Fedora you can use
Code:
ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
 
Old 12-06-2012, 06:55 AM   #4
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thanks for ur guidance but am struggling with this issue since last month could u be more specific and lable the steps by step to fix it cause its confusing me all those commands... although m still learning this linux


thanks in advance
 
Old 12-06-2012, 07:03 AM   #5
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Problem #1: Fedora 12 is way, way obsolete. Current version is 17
As unspawn says, the current release for fedora is 17 and your version is way past obsolete. The easiest thing to do at this stage is to download the latest release which is Fedora 17 and install it into the partition that had 12. This will probably fix your booting problems too.
 
Old 12-06-2012, 07:24 AM   #6
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but i am having triple boot xp & win 7 running now so if do any changes in fedora won't it affect other OS
 
Old 12-06-2012, 07:37 AM   #7
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First we need the output of the following command from you as unSpawn suggested:
Code:
fdisk -l 2>&1; blkid 2>&1; cat /etc/fstab
Without it it's impossible to make step-by-step guidance

If you just install fedora 17 on top of the partitions with fedora 12, reformatting and erasing the current root partition, it won't affect any other OSes. Still you must be well aware of what partitions are exactly Fedora is installed at.
 
Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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but i am having triple boot xp & win 7 running now so if do any changes in fedora won't it affect other OS
As stated above, that is why the information in being requested. Nobody knows your drive/partition structure except you so posting it would be helpful to someone to help you. Indicate what changes to software/hardware occurred just prior to this problem or anything else which could be related; power outage, etc. Copy and paste the command from Unspawn in a terminal. You need Linux for this so since you can't boot Fedora (??) use any Linux Live CD. Post the output here to get some help.

Also, what exactly do you mean by
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i was unable to boot in fedora 12 without affecting the other two OS
??
 
Old 12-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #9
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As long as you obviously don't know where to type the commands in as you don't have a working linux installation do the following:

1. Download and burn the latest Fedora Live CD from this link: http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...ve-Desktop.iso
2. Select Troubleshoot from the boot menu and then select "Rescue installed system"
3. When finally you see the "#" sign, you can start typing in the commands:
4.
Code:
fdisk -l 2>&1; blkid 2>&1; cat /etc/fstab
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt && ls /mnt
mount /dev/sda5 /mnt && ls /mnt
Give us the output

Last edited by redfox2807; 12-06-2012 at 09:41 AM.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 05:30 AM   #10
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@ redfox 2807 i did the way u suggested and it give me HUGE output of th file system

r u expecting from me to post all lines in the consol or u r intrested in some special section


well

/dev/sda1: LABLE="xp" UUID="bb525db4-6fae-4a79-be48-c6e3032566d1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda2: LABLE="win 7" UUID="BC640F64640F212E" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda3: UUID="2ec36b12-1681-41ca-9a89-f5e434afd5be" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="2a4497f7-04da-4313-8fd1-0052df29ed75" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda6: LABLE="Data Files" UUID="Bgrd5667g640F212E" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda7: LABLE="New Volume" UUID="4E34C640T678F212E" TYPE="ntfs"
 
Old 12-07-2012, 06:03 AM   #11
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Nope, that's just to find out where your root partition is. It's either /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda5. It looks like you have a root partition and a separate /home partition. When you list the directory structure the root partition should have /dev, /usr, /mnt, /etc, /proc and other directories. There also is a possibility that you have a separate /boot partition. In that case it should contain grub directory and files like vmlinuz and initramfs.

what you can do now is edit /etc/fstab in your root partition. If you get confused with how to use Nano text editor read this manual
1. Run a Live CD the way I told in the previous message
2.
Code:
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt && nano /mnt/etc/fstab
3. If you see an empty file, then exit the editor and
Code:
mount /dev/sda5 /mnt && nano /mnt/etc/fstab
4. You should see something like that with the exception that in your case /dev/sdaX will be replaced with "UUID=379f0a91-1358-4794-b211-51a0098359e1c" or something
5. Find the line where / (root folder) is located and replace the "UUID=some_number" part with /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda5 depending on where you were able to open the /etc/fstab file.
6. The second partition of those two should go to the line where /home or /boot mount point is located. If none of them exist disregard this step.
7. Save the file and try to reboot. You should be able to boot Fedora now.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #12
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In your initial post, you seem to indicate that you were successfully booting xp, windows 7 and Fedora. The first responder to your post asked what happened immediately prior to your inability to boot Fedora, i.e., any software/hardware changes, power outage or something else. You haven,t responded?

A simple way to find out partition sizes is with the terminal command: df -h
That will give you output such as below which tells the size of partitions so someone can better judge whether you have a boot partition as boot partitions are generally much smaller:

Quote:
df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8 39G 32G 5.3G 86% /
/dev/sda9 60G 45G 13G 79% /mnt/data
In your initial post you show the error "unable to resolve UUID...
The UUIDs in your first post are different than the last post which is indicative that partitions have been changed somehow.
You might try downloading and running the bootinfoscript program using your Fedora CD to get more detailed information. There is a link to instructions on how to run it in the Description box:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
 
Old 12-11-2012, 10:41 PM   #13
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@ yancek am sorry for not responding actually i was so confused & amused to see all replys that i was trying all possible ways to recover ...well prior to my inability to boot Fedora nothing happen i.e. any software/hardware changes, power outage or something else

it just happen on one happy mourning

and since am learning this OS so it taking long time to apply all changes step by step
 
Old 12-19-2012, 09:51 AM   #14
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@ unSpawn,redfox2807,Inkit,yancek
many many Thanx to all of you bro's

i finally booted my fedora back. Well in this process

especially Inkit's post help me coz i was unable to do all those method mention by rest of the guys as am learner

but i came to know many commands while hit n trial method ...thanx again for helping

therefore i reinstall fedora 16 on the same partition.. and its good now...


BUT..... problems don't leave me to pursue..

well after installation of fedora 16

am unable to locate the features as in 12 or 14 i.e. (say) Application, places,system etc etc

i want to connect a windows system through lan network so in my previous fedora i use to locate Network->connect to server and choose the appropiate protocol i.e.ftp/ssh/windows share etc..

but in this new version am unable to connect to shared network in lan


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Bottom line : (say) i wan to connect a windows machine which is shared in workgroup
whose ip is 192.168.100.59
any help ???
 
Old 12-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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well after installation of fedora 16
you are aware that fedora 16 will hit end of life in less that 2 months
30 days after fedora 18 is released

you would be a bit better off installing fedora 17
that still has about 7 months of life left in the support cycle
 
  


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