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Old 03-08-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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could not find /dev/root

My server unable to boot up and got the the message "could not find
filesystem /dev/root" after adding 1Tb of storage space from Storage Area Network (SAN) to the root partition.

Pls kindly help on how to restore my backup folder or how to restore the server to it original state.



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Old 03-08-2011, 06:09 AM   #2
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If you mount any disk on the root partition, the contents will take precedance and you will be unable to access any files in the "real" root partition. Note that root is a, er... really important part of your filesystem. You can't do anything without it!

You should always mount extra devices on /mnt (traditional mount point) or perhaps /media as is now becomming popular. You could add other mount points within these directories if you want.
Unmount your extra storage to get access to root again and add it as above.

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