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Old 05-13-2006, 03:34 AM   #1
subu_s
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/etc/fstab issue trying to rescue old Linux installation


Hi All,
I had installed one of the older versions of Red Hat Linux on my pc. Now I have changed my primary hard disk and am trying to activate the Linux installation which is now in a secondary hard disk using a Suse Linux Installer.

However I am getting the following error:-

The root partition in /etc/fstab has an invalid root device. it is currently mounted as /dev/hdd6 but listed as /dev/hda6.

How do I fix this issue?

Thanks and Regards,
Subu
 
Old 05-13-2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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Please be more descriptive.

I guess you have to edit the fstab, too. You can see the kernel buffer by running 'dmesg' to figure out what device names are taken.
 
  


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