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Re: FC3 "read only file system" after Ubuntu install

One more interesting thing to note is that qtparted under knoppix can
see everything, no trouble, strange since parted can't. So using the
/dev/hdb1 format I can see where each bit it.

Thanks for the help so far Phil


On 6/14/05, Duncan Lithgow <dlithgow gmail com> wrote:
> > I presume the following is a quote, at least I made it look like one...
> Yes, it was a quote
> > Very difficult to give detailed help without system details such as
> > "fdisk -l" output with notations as to what is on which partition,
> > e2label output from relevant partitions, and fstab.  The thread you
> > cited gives some clues/suggestions as will as the [mis]quoted message
> > above.
> > 
> > In general, if you can boot to rescue mode, use e2label to display/fix
> > ext3 partition labels to avoid conflicts, and fix /boot/grub/grub.conf
> > and /etc/fstab to match; OR use device names rather than labels
> > in /boot/grub/grub.conf and /etc/fstab.
> Well, digging around got me no-where...:
> # fdisk /dev/hdb
> Unable to open /dev/hdb
> I get the same for /dev/hda. And fdisk -l gives:
> # fdisk -l
> cannot open /proc/partitions
> When I tried the same on Knoppix I get:
> knoppix 1[knoppix]$ fdisk -l
> Can't open /dev/hda
> Can't open /dev/hdb
> So let's try e2label:
> # e2label /dev/hdb
> e2label: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hdb
> Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock
> Ok, what about parted?
> knoppix 1[knoppix]$ parted
> Error: No device found
> Retry/Cancel?
> Anyone have any ideas on what I should try now?
> Please help me get this straight...
> - I can't have two partitions with the label '/' (even though Ubuntu
> starts fine!)
> - I therefore should change one of the '/' labels to something else -
> what could that be?
> - After I've changed it I need to edit 'grub.conf' and '/etc/fstab'.
> Since it's tricky for me to even read those files just now, could you
> give me an example of which bit to edit? In 'grub.conf' I think it's
> something like root=Label='/' should change to root='/dev/hdb1 and
> something pretty similar in fstab.
> Am I getting the idea of this problem?
> Duncan

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