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Old 05-22-2004, 11:40 PM   #1
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Couldn't find matching filesystem

I had Win2k3 Server and RH9.0 on my system on 2 seperate HDDs.
In the 3rd HDD I tried to install FC2.0 last night and since then I have run in to troubles.

First of all, this is the 1st time I have tried multiple distros on the same system. And I wrote the boot info into the MBR. So after installation the system never booted into RH9.0.

And in an attempt to reinstall RH9.0, I seem to have messed up with the MBR, as it doesn't boot into RH9.0 or Win2k3 or FC2. It gives a message :

Couldn't find matching filesystem : LABEL=/data

Enter rootpassword and repair
repair filesystem#1:>

In a previous thread, I read that I need to check if /data is present in /etc/fstab

In this attempt to reinstall RH9.0, I have already lost all the win2k3. So the 1st HDD is totally free. The 2nd HDD has 2 partitions:

/dev/sbd1 14MB ext3
/dev/sdb2 4MB linux-swap
/dev/sdb3 15MB ext3

and the 3rd HDD has 4 partitions consisting of:
/dev/sdc1 /boot ext3 102MB
/dev/sdc2 / ext3 8001MB
/dev/sdc3 swap 4000MB
/dev/sdc4 /home ext3 20000MB

Since my win2k3 is already erased (/dev/sda1 of 35MB is shown as Free Space), does this Couldn;t find mathcing filesystem mean something about the win2k3?

How can I get my system to work on only RH9.0... as of now its working is most important...

fdist -l doesn;t show /dev/sda1

It is only when I am tryong to reinstall RH9.0, and try to make a manual partition, that I see 35GB of free space in the 1st HDD

Last edited by ashesh; 05-22-2004 at 11:44 PM.
Old 05-23-2004, 12:38 AM   #2
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I found a link that says that it could be a typo which is causing the prob. So I changed the /etc/fstab as follows:

LABEL=/ / etx3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/ /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts /dev/ptc 0 0
none /proc proc 0 0
none /dev/shm tmps defaults 0 0
LABEL=/user /user ect3 defaults 1 2
/devsdb2 swap swap defaults 0
I changed the line marked in red from LABEL=/data /data defaults 1 2

Now after a few OKs, it says:
Checking dependicies
/dev/sdb1 is mounted. e2fsck Cannot continue, aborting
.user: clea 11/19223423 32455/235445
enter root password to repair
How to proceed from here? Was the previous problem due to typo
Old 05-23-2004, 02:18 AM   #3
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