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Old 03-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
ThePowerTool
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Fedora 18: reiserfs_open: the reiserfs superblock cannot be found


Hi,

I'm running Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow). I just installed it, updated, and then installed Spacewalk.

fdisk -l > http://pastebin.com/geMcdAca

/etc/fstab > http://pastebin.com/J9JpxeWN

reiserfsck --check /dev/sda2
reiserfs_open: the reiserfs superblock cannot be found on /dev/sda2.
Failed to open the filesystem.

I tried this with the file system mounted and unmounted. I do not believe I have a UUID problem (root is /dev/sda1 and the UUID matches)

echo $? = 8

I tried troubleshooting using tips I found from:
http://lime-technology.com/forum/ind...?topic=20056.0
http://www.articledashboard.com/Arti...-found/1019937
http://www.fengnet.com/book/Linux.Se...10-SECT-8.html

Nothing seems to work. The man page references the exit code "8" stating "operational error"--am I missing something or doing something wrong?

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Additional info that may be helpful:

Installing Spacewalk I used the default partitioning for F18. This left me with a root volume too small for the packages being mirrored on the satellite. Root is now full and giving me full errors.

My plan was to resolve this by shrinking /dev/mapper/fedora-home by 100G and adding 100G to root. I read the instructions I found at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/

Shrink /home, increase /root--it all seemed pretty straight-forward with LVM but I'm stuck on step one. No matter what I do I get the superblock cannot be found error.

Thank you, in-advance!

* one additional comment-- /home mounts without errors. I'll post my entire messages or any other materials needed to troubleshoot.

Last edited by ThePowerTool; 03-20-2013 at 10:15 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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Your filesystems are formatted as ext4 not reiserfs and I see no need to run fsck on a newly installed system. I suggest using the LVM management GUI to change the logical volumes on the fly.

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...de/ch-lvm.html

sda2 is the LVM partition that contains the logical volumes it isn't an actual file system.

Last edited by michaelk; 03-21-2013 at 05:14 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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This is my first attempt at working with LVM. I'm on a test system with a fresh install so it's a no-risk system.

Your comment and pointer really helped.

Thank you very much!
 
  


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