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Old 09-10-2010, 06:14 AM   #1
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"Stale NFS file handle" mount error on a non-NFS /boot partition after running lilo


Hello all,

When I run lilo (/sbin/lilo), it messes up my /boot partition. Next time I try to mount it after running lilo, I get an error: "mount: Stale NFS file handle" (I define -t ext2).

My /boot partition is ext2, mounted locally, and not nfs.

Then I do fsck /dev/sda1, and I get several: Free blocks count wrong for group #0 (7665, counted=5063). Fix<y>? I say yes to all and it works normally afterwards.

This happens only after I run lilo. Lilo is installed in MBR.

Here is relevant configuration:

Code:
root@darwin:/home/cabrilo# cat /etc/lilo.conf
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
boot = /dev/sda

  bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp
  bmp-colors = 255,0,255,0,255,0
  bmp-table = 60,6,1,16
  bmp-timer = 65,27,0,255

prompt
timeout = 30

change-rules
  reset

vga = normal

image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda3
  label = Linux
  read-only
This is my partition table:
Code:
root@darwin:/home/cabrilo# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8f800200

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          13      104422   83  Linux
/dev/sda2              14         144     1052257+  82  Linux swap
/dev/sda3             145        3432    26410860   83  Linux
/dev/sda4            3433       19457   128720812+  83  Linux
And this is my fstab:

Code:
root@darwin:/home/cabrilo# cat /etc/fstab 
/dev/sda2        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/sda3        /                ext4        defaults         1   1
/dev/sda1        /boot            ext2        defaults         1   2
/dev/sda4        /home            ext4        defaults         1   2
#/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,owner,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
tmpfs            /dev/shm         tmpfs       defaults         0   0
Any ideas?
 
Old 09-10-2010, 07:38 AM   #2
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Have you checked your automounter setup? Perhaps you have / or /boot in there?
 
Old 09-10-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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Have you checked your automounter setup? Perhaps you have / or /boot in there?
Any particular automounter you think of? As far as I know, there is nothing trying to automatically mount them, but I'm not sure where to look.
 
Old 09-10-2010, 08:16 AM   #4
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Look at the /etc/auto* files. However, if this is your own system that no one else ever has administered that's not likely to be the issue.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 09:00 AM   #5
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Look at the /etc/auto* files. However, if this is your own system that no one else ever has administered that's not likely to be the issue.
These don't seem to be the problem.

The funny thing is, that only occurs after running lilo. In all likelyhood that's a bug to report to upstream lilo.

Meanwhile, I found a workaround:

in /etc/fstab, change this:
/dev/sda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
to read:
/dev/sda1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 0

This means there is no checking when mounting. The partition still mounts fine, there is no operational problems, so I'll assume it's safe.
 
  


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