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#1 2003-12-30 07:44:08

lilsirecho
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Fsck error on boot-up , hangs with maintenance mode info.

big_smile  smile Hello after christmas but before new years!!!

     Have encountered an error in boot of arch 0.5 which refers to a failed fsck.

     I can enter maintenance mode woth root password at the failed fsck break point but do not know how to proceed from there.

     Considering re-install but am hopeful that there is a more instructive way to repair the damage, so I can learn some more about the linux archworks!! smile


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#2 2003-12-30 09:36:25

rasat
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Re: Fsck error on boot-up , hangs with maintenance mode info.

What filesystem are you using? If Ext3, this happens with forceful shutdown. To avoid in future, edit /etc/fstab boot partition line with "0 0" instead of the default "0 1" (ext3 is stable and can run without this security configure).

/dev/discs/disc0/part3 / ext3 defaults 0 0

Try to re-boot or boot in single mode.

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#3 2003-12-30 22:18:24

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Re: Fsck error on boot-up , hangs with maintenance mode info.

big_smile  :)Rasat:

     Pleased to hear from you again.
     I don't know how to use single mode if the boot doesn't complete.

     I am attempting to use the arch CD and the technique of :

      #/mnt
      #mkdir /mnt/mytmp
     

      #mount /dev/discs/disc0/part3 /mnt/mytmp


       Result: no such file or directory

      Am I doing something incorrectly?
     
      Does the "no such file or directory apply to.../mnt/mytmp?"

      I am assuming I can use this approach to get the problem corrected.

      I attempted to use Slackware to mount arch but it has a defect which doesn't permit it to do so.
      I caused all this mess while battling the flu bug.
      I have hopes of correcting this error and getting back to linux.

      One thing about the procedure...I start with #/mnt   ...the next line begins with # and is blank...should it not be ..mnt#....???


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#4 2003-12-31 03:19:06

lilsirecho
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Re: Fsck error on boot-up , hangs with maintenance mode info.

big_smile  smile Happy New Year racal and xentac...

     I was able to use the following to repair:

     Boot on arch cd
     #mount -t auto /dev/discs/disc0/part3  /mnt
     # cd /mnt/etc
      #chroot /mnt/etc
     #nano -v /fstab
     (removed the    0   1    ; replaced with 0   0  for ext3 entries)
     Wrote the file and exited nano
     #cd  /
     #umount /mnt/etc
     #reboot
     The above is the best I can recall about the steps  and it did correct my difficulty.

     Many thanks for the guidance and best wishes for the year 2004!!

       big_smile


Sign of the times: Navajo blanket..made in China
Hard work does not kill people but why risk it: Charlie Mccarthy
A man is not complete until he is married..then..he is finished.
When ALL is lost, what can be found? Even bytes get lonely for a little bit!     X-ray confirms Iam spineless!

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