2008.0 boot cannot find root partition - Mandriva

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  1. 2008.0 boot cannot find root partition

    I decided to boot to my old 2008.0 again, with an idea of updating
    and upgrading to 2009.0, but I cannot get it to boot.

    The error message:
    Mounting root filesystem /dev/root with flags default,noatime
    mount: error 19 mounting ext3 flags defaults

    It then tries mounting it without the options, but same error 19.


    [jim@jb etc]$ grep sdb1 fstab
    /dev/sdb1 / ext3 defaults,noatime 1 2

    A sample stanza from /boot/grub/menu.lst:
    title desktop 2.6.23.14-tmb-1
    kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23.14-tmb-desktop-1mdv
    BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.23.14-tmb-1 root=/dev/sdb1 resume=/dev/sdb5
    splash=silent vga=789
    initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd-2.6.23.14-tmb-desktop-1mdv.img

    The partition mounts and is readable when I boot from other
    OS versions. I did try changing /dev/sdb1 to LABEL=2008root
    which is the way it is listed in fstab elsewhere, but this
    did not change anything.

    Any ideas?

    jim b.

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  2. Re: 2008.0 boot cannot find root partition

    On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:23:49 -0500, Jim Beard wrote:

    > A sample stanza from /boot/grub/menu.lst:
    > title desktop 2.6.23.14-tmb-1
    > kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23.14-tmb-desktop-1mdv
    > BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.23.14-tmb-1 root=/dev/sdb1 resume=/dev/sdb5
    > splash=silent vga=789
    > initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd-2.6.23.14-tmb-desktop-1mdv.img


    In my case, 2008.1 sees my hard drive as hda, while 2009 sees it as sda.

    Any chance the /dev/sdb1 entries should be /dev/hdb1 for 2008, or is this
    really a sata or scsi drive?

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  3. Re: 2008.0 boot cannot find root partition


    > On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:23:49 -0500, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    >> A sample stanza from /boot/grub/menu.lst:
    >> title desktop 2.6.23.14-tmb-1
    >> kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23.14-tmb-desktop-1mdv
    >> BOOT_IMAGE=desktop_2.6.23.14-tmb-1 root=/dev/sdb1 resume=/dev/sdb5
    >> splash=silent vga=789
    >> initrd (hd1,0)/boot/initrd-2.6.23.14-tmb-desktop-1mdv.img

    >

    David W. Hodgins wrote:
    > In my case, 2008.1 sees my hard drive as hda, while 2009 sees it as sda.
    >
    > Any chance the /dev/sdb1 entries should be /dev/hdb1 for 2008, or is this
    > really a sata or scsi drive?


    The drive is a ‎ATA WDC WD2500JS-00N with connection bus scsi,
    according to mcc/hardware.

    In addition, the fstab created when 2008.0 was installed listed
    the device as /dev/sdb1 so I think that should be okay.

    Cheers!

    jim b.
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