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Old 11-11-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Suse 11 won't load after disk upgrade.


I have fitted a larger disk using G-PartEd Magic to copy and paste the contents of the old disk to the new one. Now the system stops with a message that it cannot find the old disk. Is there a file that needs editing with the new disk details or should I have used a different technique to clone the disk?
 
Old 11-11-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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check /etc/fstab, there will be filesystems that are being mounted during the system start
it should look like this:

/dev/sda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
/dev/sda4 / ext3 noatime 0 1
/dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0

1st column is the partition, 2nd is mount point, 3rd partition type and rest are some options...

i think that you will need to change 1st column only in the line with "/" mount point for your system to start

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Old 11-14-2008, 09:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help, the delay was because of the day job!

My fstab is a little different:

/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_"disk-model-num"_"disk-sernum"-part# mountpoint format blah, blah, blah

After much experimentation!! I havde discovered that it is stopping during the bootLoader.

I have edited it with the disk model and serial for the new disk but still it won't load.

After much experimentation!! I havde discovered that it is stopping during the bootLoader.


the last few messages are:

sd 0:0:0:0: [sda} Attached SCSI disk
Trying manual resume from /dev/sda7 #the swap partition
resume: libcrypt version:1.4.0
Trying manual resume from /dev/sda7
invoking in-kernal resumefrom /dev/sda7
PM: Starting manual resume from disk
Waiting for device /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA-"old disk model and sernum"-part1 to appear:...
could not find /dev/etc, etc.
want to fall back to /dev/etc,? (Y/n)

then answering y or n just repeats the procedure throws you out to a $ prompt

I changed the disk statement in the menu.lst file but still it stops at the same point.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
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did you edited your /etc/fstab?

if yes, then I would try using "/dev/sdaX" expresion in fstab for disk identification, I mean that your system might see your new disk as some other, not exactly the same model or sth like that.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 02:03 PM   #5
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In the end i changed the lines in fstab and bootloader to /dev/sda# and all was well. I could not get it to recognise the modnum/sernum statement.

Is there any difference in the effeciency of the /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA-... statement against the /dev/sda# statement?

Thanks for your help, I am much wiser now (and older!)
 
  


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