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Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby Andy Mack on Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:28 pm

I heard about Sidux this morning and gave it a try, when i boot into Mint now it stalls, kicks me to cmd line and I get a message about manually cleaning sda2 or something.

I was instructed to look over checkfs, this is it.

Log of fsck -C -R -A -a
Sun Mar 30 17:08:59 2008

fsck 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=e8d85874-05d6-4636-bbe5-2813af035d98'

fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=59a4884e-4ead-4aa9-886b-21dbee4aa549'

fsck died with exit status 8

Sun Mar 30 17:08:59 2008

I have to press CTRL-D to set boot up away again and login.

Any ideas?

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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby Slocker on Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:56 pm

Did you have formatted or shrink or enlarge the partitions? The problem it seems to be that the partition had been change, because the UUID number that shows to you is a number that it is generated for each partition depending on size, order, number, etc. So if some partition change or it is erased, that number which is the one the system uses to asociate the partition to mount it, point to nowhere and gives you that error, and say 'I can't mount those partitions show I'm not going to boot'.

There's a solution, for you can know which UUID have the new partitions you've created and apply it to the fstab file. But I don't remember how it was done. Just dig around. Anyway other forum member might answer, so just wait.
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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby Andy Mack on Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:12 pm

I previously had PCLinuxOS on there and wiped it for Sidux, I can see now why the errors would occur.

No idea on fixing it but good to have errors to learn that bit more.

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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby Slocker on Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:27 pm

I've been digging. Just write in a terminal blkid and it shows you the appropiate UUID number. My case is like this:

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/dev/sda2: UUID="f977d989-f778-4901-bb03-079d8f4caa1e" TYPE="reiserfs"
/dev/sda5: TYPE="swap" UUID="fcc58eda-0178-4fde-8b95-bcc3f2903cbf"
/dev/sda3: UUID="0316e7d1-bae3-4424-8d01-b82b9a8acaf0" TYPE="reiserfs"
/dev/sda6: UUID="c62b8693-e7a9-4339-878d-db0f3452d2a4" TYPE="reiserfs"
/dev/sda1: UUID="88B867A1B8678C8E" TYPE="ntfs"


So in your case must know first which partitions are giving the problems. So just open the fstab file, and see which partition is associated with the numbers you've put before.

fsck 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=e8d85874-05d6-4636-bbe5-2813af035d98'

fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=59a4884e-4ead-4aa9-886b-21dbee4aa549'


And change them by the new UUID the blkid command shows. And that should work it out.
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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby Andy Mack on Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:13 pm

Excellent! all sorted now.

Very much appreciated.

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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby Fred on Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:55 pm

Very good Andy Mack. You worked it out for yourself. :-)

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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby Andy Mack on Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:11 pm

Thanks for the ego boost Fred :) but I cant take credit. I just understand why what happened happened, not how to fix it.
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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby stevenofnine on Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:17 pm

I wanted to post a generic solution to this, as I've just experienced it. I have Mint KDE, Mint and Kubuntu 8.04 all installed, and only the last one installed boots cleanly without this error.

So, I loaded in a LiveC (PCLinuxOS MiniMe, as it's the only one I had on me) and once booted, copied the fstab it generated.

Replaced my fstabs with that file, and all boot cleanly.

Manual edits had caused hangups in other places during boot. Hope this provides a solution for others.
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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby stevenofnine on Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:18 pm

I wanted to post a generic solution to this, as I've just experienced it. I have Mint KDE, Mint and Kubuntu 8.04 all installed, and only the last one installed boots cleanly without this error.

So, I loaded in a LiveC (PCLinuxOS MiniMe, as it's the only one I had on me) and once booted, copied the fstab it generated.

Replaced my fstabs with that file, and all boot cleanly.

Manual edits had caused hangups in other places during boot. Hope this provides a solution for others.
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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby Slocker on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:21 pm

Simpler indeed :D
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Re: Problem Booting Mint After Sidux Install

Postby miltonjohn on Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:09 am

thanks for that - i got the same problem and give up to a new install, cause my fstab cofused me

after a good sleep i thought the solution might be - like in this thread shown... now i see:

linux i as logic like maths (unfortunatly i dont like maths) i have to use my brain -

oh, where is it right now?? ;)
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