[SOLVED] Boot fails at fsck but I get no error when I run fsck myself. new install on ssd.
The problem was an incorrect entry in '/etc/fstab'. The file read,
/sdb4 / ext4 noatime,discard,errors=remount-ro 1 0
while it should have been
/dev/sdb4 / ext4 noatime,discard,errors=remount-ro 1 0
What triggered this problem to happen after I had succeeded my first install of Slackware is that I had been a bit creative when I initially wrote the partition table of the disk. I gave the first partition to Windows, then created partitions 3 and 4 (no partition 2 in between). I should have created partition 2 at that time but Linux did not complain and I left that open until I needed partition 2. Later when I ran Windows7 repair from the repair USB, Windows7 Repair renumbered the partitions from 1 3 4 to 1 2 3. After that Linux did not boot since /sdb4 had become /sdb3 and I did not notice. Then I started making mistakes when correcting 'fstab' and that was the problem. Sorry about this. I add this just for the record in case someone else falls in the same trap. I boot with GRUB2 instead of LILO.
Last edited by rlx; 12-02-2012 at 06:39 PM.