New LMDE iso old/new fstab problem

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New LMDE iso old/new fstab problem

Postby gotjazz on Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:18 pm

hrm not sure if it's exactly as with the last iso - anyway I installed the 64 bit iso on a spare partition and lo and behold - again there are UUIDs in my fstab that don't have anything to do with my system.
The partitions I marked were appended as /dev/sdx0 etc at the end so it did boot alright but still - that shouldn't happen.

the most "offending" line was "UUID=385ecae6-bd34-41c3-a524-974b8cd6d17f / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1" and I've never used ext3 in my life :D
Wanna bet that UUID matches a partition on one of the devs' HDs? :mrgreen:

Oh and also my swap partition wasn't recognized - had to enter that one manually.

I realize for most people here all this is not much of a problem but it's a tripping wire for lots of newbies(that's not to say I'm not one of them - fstab is just one of the very few things I was able to pick up ;)). And they should have the options to loose the somewhat bloated ubuntu base too.
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Re: New LMDE iso old/new fstab problem

Postby robert-e on Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:28 pm

Your post reminded me...I had been having problems with fsck on boot on LMDE which was installed months ago. I too noticed that uuid error on every bootup, and got to wondering if that extraneous uuid was confusing fsck? So I commented out that line in fstab and replaced it with the correct uuid for the / partition, and while I was at it, I made a correct uuid for the swap partition. Since then fsck has not hung. Heh...before that, I had 126 mounts with no fsck...scary, hey what? Anyways...worked for me.

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Re: New LMDE iso old/new fstab problem

Postby mick55 on Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:46 pm


gotjazz wrote:Wanna bet that UUID matches a partition on one of the devs' HDs? :mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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