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Old 08-29-2004, 11:26 PM   #1
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error when rebooting could'nt find matching filesystem: label=/home


when i reboot the system i get this error

"could'nt find matching filesystem: label=/home"

i am at my wits end

please help

Old 08-30-2004, 02:53 AM   #2
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I think your system can boot without mounting "/home" but you have to log in as root. So to solve temporally your problem you have to:
-search for the device name of the "/home" partition, something like "/dev/hda2",
-in the file "/etc/fstab", change the "label=/home" with the device name.

To determine what device contain "/home", you can list all the hd device with the command "fdisk -l", then "mount" show you which one are mounted, the one you are looking for isn't mounted so you mount it with the command "mount /dev/hdXX /home", you verify with "ls /home" that it's the one expected, if not you unmount it ("umount /home") and you try another.

Good luck.
Old 08-30-2004, 03:03 AM   #3
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Ordinarily, label is just a name to display on the boot menu. It shouldn't affect your ability to reboot. Post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst, or /etc/grub.conf (if you're using grub), and /etc/fstab; otherwise post the contents of your /etc/fstab and lilo.conf. As Johnny 5 would say: "need input".


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