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From: Nicholas S-A <nova@...>
Subject: Re: Problems booting...still
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:20:25 -0400
I am using Gentoo PPC 2005.1 stage 3 install. I do not know what a 
profile is (same as stage?) /dev/hda7 is an ext3 partition, not ext2. I 
also found out that when I boot off the CD and mount my partition, it 
says that the check timed out (or something along those lines) and I 
should run e2check( or something. The computer is not here right now). 
when I ran it before, it found some problems which I told it too 
correct, and it mounted the partition fine. I am almost sure that I say 
in fstab that it was ext3 (NOT ext2), since I copied it from the 
install guide and that said EXT3, but I could have typed it wrong. 
However, I don't think that is it. I will check tomorrow.
Would simply not using initrd and just straight booting help anything?
On Oct 25, 2005, at 3:03 PM, Joseph Jezak wrote:

> nova@... wrote:
>> OK, I didn't have the devfs loaded into the kernel, so the new version
>> boots past that point. However, the boot stops when it tries to load 
>> the
>> root filesystem.
> You shouldn't use devfs.  It's obsolete.  Which liveCD / stage are you 
> installing from?  Which profile are you using?
>> warning, no fsck.ext3 found.
>> Error: mounting an ext2 partition failed on /dev/hda7 (a little 
>> different
>> wording), Bad superblock, etc
>> type cntrl-D to cancel, or enter root passwd to fix:
>> and it is frozen (no keyboard recognised)
>> There is a copy of fsck.ext3 on /sbin/, so I think that it is not in 
>> the
>> initrd. Any ideas on how to fix this?
> Is /dev/hda7 an ext2 partition?  Are you sure you have your partition 
> numbering right and that your fstab reflects your partition layout?
> -Joe
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