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Old 08-26-2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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Swap space missing on 9.3

I was experimenting with CD drives to see how many I could install, and when I put in a 3rd one (with computer off, of course) and restarted, I got this:

fsck failed for at least one filesystem (not /)
root is already mounted read-write

when I used mount, I got:

:/ # mount
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)
:/ #

hda1 is swap, and it's unmounted?

Did I kill my computer?
Old 08-27-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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OK.. Think I figured out the problem. It wasn't the swap space that it couldn't find, it was either /hdb1 or /hdb2. The former is the Reiser partition that I use as backup, and the latter is a fat32 that I use to back up windows stuff. I pulled hdb out to put in a 3rd dvd drive, out of simple curiousity.

So, I put hdb back in, and voila, it works. I suppose the drives have to be unmounted before I shutdown and pull them out.

I really need something that can come out on the fly, so maybe I should invest in usb mass storage.


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