UPDATED NEW PROB.Deleted partition, Mint is unhappy on boot.

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UPDATED NEW PROB.Deleted partition, Mint is unhappy on boot.

Postby Sayhar on Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:30 pm

Hi all.

So I'm running mint on /dev/sda2, and set it to automount /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda5

I deleted /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda5.

Now, every time I restart the computer, Mint throws and error and talks about missing the UUID's of those partitions. I can ignore it with control-D, but is there a way to remove this annoyance every time I turn 0n my laptop?
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Re: Deleted a partition, now Mint is unhappy on boot.

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:41 pm

There surely is - you need to do a little editing
Once booted do the following
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gksu gedit /etc/fstab

Delete or comment out the lines referring to the partitions
If, quite unexpectedly, there are none please post back
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Re: Deleted a partition, now Mint is unhappy on boot.

Postby deadguy on Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:46 pm

Sayhar wrote:Hi all.

So I'm running mint on /dev/sda2, and set it to automount /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda5

I deleted /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda5.

Now, every time I restart the computer, Mint throws and error and talks about missing the UUID's of those partitions. I can ignore it with control-D, but is there a way to remove this annoyance every time I turn 0n my laptop?


you can take the deleted partitions out of fstab.

first back up fstab just in case:
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sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab~bkp


then:

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gksudo gedit /etc/fstab


remove the lines for /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda5
save the file and you should boot normally again.

<edit> oops Husse beat me to it :D
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Re: Deleted a partition, now Mint is unhappy on boot.

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:11 am

@ deadguy
This is one of quirks of this forum
My post is posted 8:41 and yours 8:46 and still you did not see it
I see this now and then so there is some kind of delay....
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Re: Deleted a partition, now Mint is unhappy on boot.

Postby Sayhar on Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:38 pm

Thanks, but now I have a new problem.

The actual error says something like l-

"error: sda2 metadata says it should be size X, but in reality the size on disk is Y. "

and then tells me to login as root to fix, I don't know the root password (since it's randomized because of Elyssa's security hole), and then the laptop restarts and the whole process starts over again.

I have access to a livecd. what can I do to fix please?
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