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Old 10-20-2004, 08:44 AM   #1
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Question fsck.ext3 unable to resolve 'LABEL=/home

I made a mistake partitioning my drive.
Now i can't get the machine to boot.
It drops me to a shell and permits root to do maintanance.
What do i type to get my system booted again.

My way of solving this problem otherwise will be complete reinstallation
Old 10-20-2004, 09:06 AM   #2
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boot with a linux rescue disk like your first distribution cdrom or knoppix. fsck the partition you are having trouble with. if you don't know which it is, you can run fdisk -l to list them. then try mounting the partition. maybe you just messed up the label of the partition, and you can edit your /etc/fstab to point to the partition as /dev/hda1 or whatever it is. good luck.
Old 10-20-2004, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thank you for your suggestion.

Before i saw you post i implemented my own NOOBER solution! Do you wanna hear how I fixed it?

You'll laugh!

I started off a complete new installation of fedora and had disk druid not remove data during formatting except on my /home.

Then, watching the progress dialogue like a hawk, i swooped in the moment it had finished the formatting and just as it was copying the boot image to the hard disk.

And rebooted.
and it worked!


Well, it got me a gui.
I can log in as root, delete my old user account (myhome directory no longer exists.) Create a new user account and i should be ok!

BUt if not, i will let u know for sure!


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