I just recently decided to do a Linux from scratch build for my laptop. I've been reading up on it and just went to prepare my system by creating a 1.2GB partition on to allow me to play around with it BUT straight after I did so tried rebooting Debian to discover that it wouldnt load and I get this error message:
XFS: bad magic number
XFS: SB validate failed
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:06
I have a 3 gig NTFS partition for my WinXP install, a 4.5 GB FAT parition for all my work and music, a 3 GB linux partition and a 260 mb swap in that order. I reduced the size of the FAT paritition with Partition Magic in windows to make room for the new linux partition and then created it.
After, I booted of a knoppix cd and deleted the partiton and all worked well BUT i wanted my new linux parition.
I thought this may have something to do with the way linux addresses the partition because there is a new parition between the FAT parition (hda5) and the debian parition (hda6), so that hda6 would become hda7, and fiddling around in knoppix proved this, so i changed /etc/fstab to reflect this, but i stil get the above fatal error when i try to boot Debian. ***sigh***
I can stil access my files from in Knoppix but thats not the point... Is there anyway to correct this or will I have to do a reinstall of Debian?