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Old 05-09-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy Moving partitions is not usually healthy


After removing a few un-needed Windows partitions, I no longer have a happy machine.

I have been able to locate my ext2 partition, use my rescue disk (RH9), and edit its the config file to point to the correct partition. Things do seem to happen correctly until:

Finding module dependancies: depmod : Can't open /lib/modules/2.4.20[snip]modules.dep for writing

Checking filesystems
Superblock cound not be read [snip]

It then gives me the opportunity to go into Repair filesystem mode.

Note that my linux partition is now supposed to be /dev/hda8

I suspect that I need to change a few more pointers. Can someone list out all the things I need to change?

Old 05-09-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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looks like you will need to edit your /etc/fstab to show the correct location for your linux partition(s)
Old 05-09-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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well if you've deleted your fat partitions completely and they're just freespace, then you'll need to edit your /etc/fstab file and change the device label of your linux partition as that will change. you may also need to edit your bootloader's configuration file also.

it doesn't sound like you can boot into linux, but if you can boot into windows, you maybe able to edit these files from windows using something like explore2fs.
Old 05-09-2004, 02:48 PM   #4
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LOL, when you remove windows partitions..............
your partition numbers DO change..........IE
hda5 becomes hda4
hdb8 >>>> hdb7
in the future, if you plan to delete partitions, just edit the /etc/fstab
first before you log off linux......then when you reboot......wa la
everything works normal..........


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