[Bug 244165] [NEW] /home partition not recognized

supernaicol rosati.nicola at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 09:31:05 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Yesterday I helped a friend of mine (a newbie to whom i showed ubuntu) upgrading from gutsy to hardy. The update process run just fine, but when i rebooted problems started to happen: in a first time, the system opened a maintenance shell because it cannot perform an fsck on another partition (/dev/hda5, ext3), telling "press ctrl+d to continue normal boot". I pressed ctrl+d, and xorg+gdm was correctly loaded, but when we logged in a strange dialog box appeared saying that no /home partition was found, and he could only use the /root directory as temporary home. Luckyly the upgrade process had left both the new hardy kernel (2.6.24.etc) and the old gutsy one (2.6.22.etc.): well, with the gutsy kernel all was perfect, all booted just fine and the whole system was smooth as always.
Here is a short summary of the disk configuration:
swap partition -> /dev/hdb1
root partition -> /dev/hdb2  reiserfs
home partition -> /dev/hdb5 reiserfs

I thought I had made something wrong, but it seemed very strange that
with the old kernel all was just fine... maybe someone forgot the
reiserfs support in the new kernel comilation? :-)

** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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