Strange Fedora Booting problem: can not mount "LABEL=*"partitions
guolin at alexa.com
Thu Apr 15 17:50:03 UTC 2004
Hi, Stephen and Jeff,
Thanks. But the problem got debugged&fixed, the answer was post on
fedora-list about 2 weeks ago.
The problem is: the /etc/blkid.tab file works as an old unappropriate
disk partitions cache for fsck|blkid commands when stystem image is
installed to a different arch (scsi->ide) machine, the old cache will
mislead fsck|blkid at the first run and only the first run, since the
first run will update /etc/blkid.tab file.
As you know, systemimager and similar methods use a single system image
to clone hundreds of, or thousands of machines very quickly and
reliablely, but this time for Fedora, the /etc/blkid.tab should be
cleared off any existing old disk partitions cache when the
source&destination machines have different types of hard disks.
So, another solution, maybe a better solution, is to patch the e2fsprogs
package, so that the blkid* library routines will ignore the cache
contents in /etc/blkid.tab, just exactly like the existing "blkid -c
From: Stephen C. Tweedie [mailto:sct at redhat.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 4:34 AM
To: Guolin Cheng
Cc: Fedora (E-mail); Redhat Ext3 (E-mail); Jeff Garzik; Stephen Tweedie
Subject: Re: Strange Fedora Booting problem: can not mount
On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 07:36, Guolin Cheng wrote:
> FC1 stops on partitions "LABEL=/var" on two machines, stops on
> partition "LABEL=/" on the 3rd machine.
When it "stops", what error does it show?
> While the default|upgraded NTPL kernel (with SMP problem) boots
> without a glitch, my vanilla 2.4.25 kernel plus libata patch
> 2.4.25-libata8 fails with the above symptoms described.
What happens without the libata patch?
> The solution to fix it is: manually run "e2fsck -y -f /dev/hd?,
> tune2fs -j /dev/hd?; e2label /dev/hd? <LABEL>" again even there is no
> problem with file system, journal node and ext2 label, then reboot.
Very very odd --- that really helps, every time?
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