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Old 03-09-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
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boot hangs at the "/boot: clean" step

I'm having some issues with my Linux. I have had Fedora Core 5 installed for many months and it's not a configuration issue with my system.

The system was restarting from hibernation and it lost power causing a forced shutdown. Now when I try to boot it up it goes into a boot clean but it hangs at the:

/boot: clean xxx/yyyy blocks

stage. Is there anything that I can do to get it past this step?

Thanks to anyone out there who can help. I REALLY don't want to reinstall and reconfigure everything.
Old 03-10-2007, 10:14 AM   #2
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Smile problem fixed

Turns out that it was a problem with a FAT32 partition on my system that was in the /etc/fstab table. When I interrupted the boot sequence with <crtl>-c and got to a console I was able to fix the problem. I ran

fsck /dev/hda3

(the FAT32 partition) and it hung ... EUREKA! So I now knew that it was probably that partition that was a problem. I had to remount / as rw using:

mount -o remount,rw /

so that I could modify the /etc/fstab file.

Once I removed the FAT32 mount point the boot went fine.

Thanks to anyone who read this post.


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