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Old 04-06-2011, 04:53 AM   #1
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can't mount root filesystem

I am getting an error while booting my linux system:
Can't mount root file system
Boot has failed, sleeping forever.
OS is Red hat enterprise linux 6, With Intel P4, 1 GB Ram, 120 GB IDE hdd seagate. it was working fine from last 4 days. from today morning this is giving error. only mysql & apache is installed in it.
please suggest is there any way to repair the root & boot volumes. waiting for valuable reply.

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:57 AM   #2
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First of all, it'd be helpful to see the exact message to have a better idea about what is going on there. Secondly, you pay for the Red Hat support, perhaps you could make use of it.
Old 04-06-2011, 07:13 AM   #3
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please post the relevant part of grub.conf, as well as the exact error displayed when booting failed.

at some point, it may be interesting to boot from a live CD, to see the disk's health:
try mounting the partition mentioned in grub.conf
See if the the kernel files mentioned in grub.conf are really present

etc ...


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