Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Nicholas S-A <nova@×××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Problems booting...still
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:21:49
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Problems booting...still by Joseph Jezak
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@×××××××××××××.com 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 > -- > gentoo-ppc-user@g.o mailing list >
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