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I setup a Red Hat 7.3 PC with a 4GB partiton mounted at / * (hda1). I also put in another 4GB partiton mounted at /var (hda2), and a 500MB swap partition (hda3)
It all boots fine and dandy. I image the machine using ghost 7.5, and when I download the ghost image to the same or another PC (identical hardware), I get the following error on bootup:
Couldnt find matching filesystem: LABEL=/var
**An error occurred during the file system check.
**Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
**when you leave the shell
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D for normal startup):
I have re-installed the OS 5 times now and I still get the same problem.
In the /etc/fstab file, I change the the LABEL=/var to /dev/hda2 and then I get the following error:
The superblock could not read or down not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else) the the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
:Bad magic number in superblock while trying to open /dev/hda
What I dont understand is that the exact same setup works on a different hardware platform. I've also noticed that the distro, even though I specify a 4GB partiton, expands it to fit the HDD. ANd this isnt a ghost thing, because I dont have those switches enabled in the ghost program