/dev/hdb error. i cant boot

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juandelacruz101
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/dev/hdb error. i cant boot

Postby juandelacruz101 » 2009/12/04 03:48:55

hi

this is my scenario

im running centos at Virtual box with 2 hardisk.
i configure hdb to have 3 partition using parted
hdb1 and hdb3 are primary ext3... and hdb2 extended
i add them to /etc/fstab and mount to /mnt/hdb1 , /mnt/hdb2, /mnt/hdb3
i succestful mount it...

after i reboot, error occured.

fsck.ext3: attemp to read block from filesystem resulted in short
read while trying to open /dev/hdb2

give root password for maintenance

then i try to remove the second hardisk. then it result to other error.. /hdb1 /hdb2 and /hdb3 error..
i also try to edit the /etc/fstab but no luck. file is readeable at the mode.

how can i make, not to read the other hardisk?
please help me..
tnx

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Re: /dev/hdb error. i cant boot

Postby toracat » 2009/12/04 13:05:56

Could you show us the content of /etc/fstab and the output from 'fdisk -l' ?

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Re: /dev/hdb error. i cant boot

Postby pschaff » 2009/12/04 21:33:07

Second time using this answer today - must be a FAQ now. To mount the root partition read/write in maintenance mode

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mount -w -o remount /
. You should then be able to edit /etc/fstab and comment out the problematic entries.

The information toracat requested is essential to go any further. You might also want to run

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fdisk /dev/hdb
v

to verify the partition table. The extended partition is usually the last one. You may have overlapping entries.


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