fstab related boot problem

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Feb 14 19:58:04 UTC 2010


On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 19:46:08 -0000, Graham Watkins  
<shellycat.gw at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> I'm having an intermittent boot problem where the system appears to hang
> and I get the following message:
>
>        One or more of the mounts listed in /etc/fstab cannot yet be
> mounted: /home: waiting for UUID=7x6fcee8-9505-437f-bb29-b9c894041172
> swap waiting for UUID=59a31579-1a6c-46a8-9ecb-7d1679a9943e
> Press ESC to enter a recovery shell
>
> In the recovery shell, I have been able to mount and view the /home
> partition although when I then attempt to start X it crashes.  This
> happens whether I  do it as root or user (although as user it finishes
> booting before it crashes).
>
> Booting with a live CD and then Googling produced a possible remedy:
>
> mount -n -o remount,rw /
>
> then
>
> dpkg --configure -a
>
> followed by reboot.
>
> This did not work.
>
> Another suggestion:
>
> sudo mount -o rw,remount /
>
> or sudo mount -o rw,remount /dev/sda9 (or whichever partition it is)
>
> followed by
>
> sudo update-grub
>
> This also did not seem to work although after a couple of failed
> attempts at restarting X and rebooting I eventually managed to get into
> the system which is the only reason I am able to post this message.
>
> However, I managed to get back in once before without doing most of that
> fancy stuff - I'm not sure why, so I fully expect the problem to occur
> again.
>
> Any suggestions on how to deal with this so I can switch my computer on
> in confidence that it will actually start would be appreciated.
>
> Sorry if this is long-winded but I wanted to give as much information as
> I could.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Graham
>
Sounds a bi like a dodgy drive to me.  I would run the Palimpsest Disk  
Utility to see if it reports any problems.

	System > Administration > Disk Utility


-- 
Steve




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