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fsck.ext2: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/hde5
Failed to check system. Do you want to repair the errors?
Yes or No
Originally, this mess started when LILO was trying to boot Linux from hde6. When I swapped this to hda6 from the LILO boot prompt, it would load Linux, then I would get the error above after loading several icons and whenever I would click yes or no, it would exit to the root prompt after asking for my password. What I believe that is happening is that when DrakX is installing Mandrake Linux is that it is thinking my hard drive is an hde, when it is actually an hda... Now, that wouldn't be a problem if I somehow configure X from hde to hda like I did LILO.
Problem is, I don't know how to from the root prompt. -chuckles- Any help?
Its probably trying to mount your file systems using the (incorrect) details in /etc/fstab - have a look at these and see what you can get working. X shouldn't take any notice of such things, it will just look at the directory tree, not where the tree is physically located.
I think you can run your X config from the command line using "XFDrake"
A slight follow up to this one... even after I found out how to swap it from a read only to an editable file, I can't save it because my swap file isn't working. -laughs- Because I have to edit this file before Linux will know where the swap file is... -pulls her hair out-
Sounds to me like you're not logged in as root! Hence you don't have permission to write to the file. Unless you're really really really low on RAM then no swap ain't gonna affect you, as per cinnix's comment above.
During installation, DrakX is identifying my hard drive as an hde, not an hda. So in essence, it's labeling my partitions as the following...
hde1 = FAT32
hde2 = FAT 32
hde6 = Linux Native Partition
hde7 = Linux Swap Partition
When it does this, it writes it in fstab, which is on the /etc directory of hda6, as hde6 and hde7, when it should be hda6 and hda7. The reason that I know it is hda6 is that I can boot Linux from hda6 at the boot prompt, and the fact I don't have five hard drives.
And when I boot Linux, it goes to the same problem above when loading X:
Current State: Booting:
fsck.ext2: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/hda6
Failed to check file system: Do you want to repair the errors?
Yes or No
If I click either yes or no, it exits me to the root prompt, where I can open fstab from the /etc directory in vi... Now the problem is, I can open it and edit it in vi, but I can't save it back to it's original place. Remember, Linux is still thinking my Linux native partition is hde6, while it's hda6... and it won't know it until I save the fstab file saying that it's hda6, which I can't do because Linux still thinks it's...
Paradoxes suck... -chuckles-
Same problem with the swap file, btw. Linux thinks it's a hde7 when it's hda7... still have to edit that in fstab before it will load correctly...