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Old 12-15-2004, 10:29 AM   #1
elwood43
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Clone drive problem


I cloned /dev/sda to /dev/sdb using g4l. The cloning worked but now at boot the system detects duplicate / system and will not mount any root file system as rw only ro.

I haven't had a lot of time to troubleshot this problem. I'm hoping someone has ran into this problem before.



TIA
 
Old 12-15-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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I'm not at all familiar with this software, but did you change the fstab on either of the drives so that they're not both trying to mount '/' from themselves?
 
Old 12-15-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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Yep, I commented out all entries for that drive [/dev/sdb] in the fstab. Which is the baffling part, somewhere along the boot process it finds /dev/sdb1 and give the error about duplicate / [root] file systems.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 01:41 PM   #4
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Did you comment them in the fstab on sdb as well? I know you shouldn't *have to*, but I'd try it.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 10:31 AM   #5
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I'm sure what is happening here is that fstab is using a label for /, not a device name. Find a statement that says something like
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults
and replace
LABEL=/
with /dev/sdg1

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