fstab related boot problem

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 20:30:50 UTC 2010

>>> 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

>> Please post the outputs of
>> blkid
>> blkid -p
>> cat /etc/fstab
>> fdisk -l
>> cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg

> graham at graham-desktop:~$ blkid
> /dev/sda9: UUID="7f6fcee8-9505-437f-bb29-b9c894041172" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
> TYPE="ext3"

> graham at graham-desktop:~$ blkid -p
> The low-probe option requires a device
> (Somehow I don't think this is what you were expecting - I assume the
> command is incomplete.)

> graham at graham-desktop:~$ cat /etc/fstab
> # /home was on /dev/sda9 during installation
> UUID=7f6fcee8-9505-437f-bb29-b9c894041172  /home          ext3
> relatime                    0  2
> # swap was on /dev/sdb7 during installation
> UUID=59a31579-1a6c-46a8-9ecb-7d1b79a9943e  none           swap
> sw                          0  0

> graham at graham-desktop:~$ fdisk -l
> graham at graham-desktop:~$
> (No output at all.)

> graham at graham-desktop:~$ cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
> cat: /boot/grub/grub.cfg: No such file or directory

> Hope this all tells you more than it tells me - although the UUID for
> /home appears to match.

I like your old school setup. :)

1. "blkid" and "cat /etc/fstab"

The UUID for /home that mountall (I think) is using is incorrect:
UUID="7f6fcee8-9505-437f-bb29-b9c894041172" (from blkid)
UUID=7f6fcee8-9505-437f-bb29-b9c894041172 /home (from fstab)
UUID=7x6fcee8-9505-437f-bb29-b9c894041172 (from error)

Does this swap partition still exist?
# swap was on /dev/sdb7
UUID=59a31579-1a6c-46a8-9ecb-7d1b79a9943e none swap

2. "fdisk -l"

It should have been "sudo fdisk -l".

3. "blkid -p"

It should have been "blkid -p /dev/sdaX" where X=/home's X.

4. "cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg"

I assumed that you were using grub2...

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