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Old 03-27-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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fsck.ext3 unable to resolve 'label=var' 1.6TB var

Hi guys..

I am installing RH 5 64 bits in a HP Dl580.. the server has its local disk and an external storage p2ooo ....

the idea is to create a big partition in the storage and /root in the local raid10.

if I install my system creating / and /boot (dev/cciss/c0d0p1 2..) in the local raid and create /var in the storage(sda1) with let say 200GB, it works fine... but when I do the same with /var of 1.6 TB, after the system finish the installation and reboot I get this error:

fsck.ext3 unable to resolve 'label=var'
and the system go to maintenance mode(asking root password)

there is not LVM configured.

if this normal? should I do something different for that space of 1.7
Old 03-28-2013, 05:03 AM   #2
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1. What is the content of /etc/fstab?
2. any reason not to install RHEL 6.4 64 bit instead?
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This may be a bug.

Does your fstab have the device selected by label? If so a work around, if this is the same problem is to replace the label in the first column of /etc/fstab for that filesystem with the device name or UUID=.
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The application that will run in the server require RH 5, so that is what the developer want.

I dont have access right now to the server, tomorrow I will check but I will have to enter in rescue mode..

I have been searching but I think this issue is because DM multipath. the server is connect to a storage using direct attached SAS, from the server are 2 connections to the storage array(one cable to each controller on the array)..

so maybe when the system is booting it find 2 paths to the same volume.... while installing it see /dev/sda and /dev/sdb...

probably I will have to install multipath during installation or disconnect one cable and then configure multipathing..

Am I in the right direction?


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