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Old 03-18-2002, 03:13 PM   #1
alexdiablo
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RedHat 7.2 stops booting


Hi
I am using the RedHat 7.2 distribution and after the first boot i mounted my two fat32 partitions... i disabled auto mount on boot but when i reboot the system it stops on "Checking file systems" with a warning "Warning: Fat32 support is still ALPHA"

i waited for a few minutes but the boot process wont continue...

is there anything i can do about it?? maybe disabling the file system check? the fat partitions worked fine when i mounted them during my first boot...
 
Old 03-18-2002, 04:34 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like you have file system checking turned on for those drives. You should make the entry in /etc/fstab set to not check them (value of 0 in the last field). Even though they don't get mounted, they still get checked by fsck if you have a number > 0 there.
 
Old 03-19-2002, 11:14 AM   #3
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Hmm... that could be the problem, because i didnt edit the fstab myself but let linuxconf do it.

any way to turn this off without logging into linux?

or will the warning message eventually go away?

maybe it takes just very long to check the partitions (about 30gig)

system is using the ext3 file system so i guess i cannot use any converter program to eidt linux files from windows (like ext2fat or how it is called)
 
Old 03-19-2002, 11:20 AM   #4
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booting into single user mode shouldn't mount the vfat partition, if you can into it there, then edit /etc/fstab. if it does give you the same problem, then use your distro cd to boot into a rescue mode and go from there.

oh to boot to sigle user run

linux init 1
or
linux single

at the lilo prompt. if you get a graphical menu, try pressing escape or control-X to get to a text prompt
 
Old 03-19-2002, 11:42 AM   #5
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Thx gonna try that...

im using grub though but i guess the commands are similar, if not i will probably find the right command somewhere else...

good to have something to look for
 
  


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