I have a bad entry in /etc/fstab I have tried to tried to change in boot but it says read only. It will not take su. I have a livecd but I can't seem to get to my filesystem from a terminal where I can specify su
I ve got a dual boot, XP and FC 12 on a single harddrive. After defragmentation of NTFS partition (With XP installation) cant'boot linux So, rub statrts with boot menu after selecting linux it tries to load linux but prints out some messages again and again (I do not remember contetn of messages) And these messages are circulating
I am using Fedora core 10. I have changed my partition size of Linux from windows. After I finished resizing the partition, I rebooted my system to the Linux platform. While booting it gave me an error: repair filesytem #1: I don't know what to do?
After reboot I saw this communication:Quote:Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init.No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.and I can't shutdown the system normally because it stops (live cd too).Then I can't repair this partition because it is always busy.
This partition belongs to a virtual machine, the partition is not visible when booting this VM using a live CD or attaching it to another VM. When booting anything with this partition attached it takes hours to boot.
Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg. and I can't shutdown the system normally because it stops (live cd too). Then I can't repair this partition because it is always busy. I have on this partition important files.
I just now re-installed 10.04 on my box, but now I can't get back into Windows. I'm getting the BOOTMGR not found error, that I'm familiar with, but the circumstances surrounding it are completely new to me. In the past I've encountered errors from hard-shutdowns where I couldn't mount the partition, until I checked it with windows first, but I can't boot into windows at all any more. I'm pretty sure my grub is pointing to the right location:
A few months ago I tried to shrink an NTFS partition using gparted and use the free space to install Haiku. However, gparted crashed in the middle of the resize, leading to a corrupt partition table. I tried to solve the problem myself, using testdisk to detect the partitions. However, the fix is not perfect, and it left me with a partition table that goes "outside" of the disk (i.e. the partition table has allocated more sectors than there actually are on the disk to the last partition).
Recently I need to reinstall Ubuntu Natty, but because the partition table is corrupt, the installer on the Ubuntu Natty Live CD (as well as gparted) see the disk as entirely unpartitioned. What is weird is that the Disk Utility (aka palimpsest), fdisk on my current Natty distro (upgraded from Maverick, which I want to replace with a fresh install), and GRUB 2 see the partitions fine (with some errors, such as listing a few trillion TBs of available space, a result of the corrupt partition table).
I am using an Asus U30Jc laptop with a single 500GB HDD. My current setup is supposed to be like this: /dev/sda1: A hidden FAT32 recovery partition generated by Windows 7, listed as containing Windows Vista by GRUB 2 /dev/sda2: NTFS partition containing Windows 7 (labeled "OS") /dev/sda3: Extended partition containing "DATA", Ubuntu, swap, and the erroneous trillions of TBs of space /dev/sda5: NTFS partition containing user data (labeled "DATA") /dev/sda6: Ext4 partition containing Ubuntu /dev/sda7: swap partition (*Though I'm not supposed to have it, and it isn't listed in /dev while running the Live CD, /dev/sda4 exists as a zero-length partition in the output from sfdisk; not sure why)
Currently I've tried the following: - testdisk, using "deeper search" and writing the partition table back to disk; produced a (usable) partition table that was bad. - [URL], fsck didn't do much at all, except raise various errors on all partitions except the one containing Natty. - [URL], tried to substitute the numbers caljohnsmith gave to thegreat with the corresponding values from my run of fdisk -lu, but because caljohnsmith didn't explain where the values came from and what they meant (no offense to him), I was lost; after the last step (setting the end sector on the extended partition to the last cylinder boundary (which I didn't really understand; tell me if you need details on what I did)), gparted went from showing the trillions of TBs of free space as outside all partitions to showing them as inside the extended partition; this also somehow caused the partitions to overlap.(The error parted raises changed from "Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!" to "Error: Can't have overlapping partitions.
Running fdisk from the Natty Live CD gives Code: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x74ef0aca
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 34812854 17405403+ 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sda2 * 34812855 279000854 122094000 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3 279000855 976768064 348883605 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 279000918 875204030 298101556+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6 875204608 972859391 48827392 83 Linux /dev/sda7 972861440 976771055 1954808 82 Linux swap / Solaris Running sfdisk -l from the Natty Live CD gives
Code: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo sfdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 60801 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0 Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System /dev/sda1 0+ 2166 2167- 17405403+ 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sda2 * 2167 17366 15200 122094000 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3 17367 60800 43434 348883605 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda4 0 - 0 0 0 Empty /dev/sda5 17367+ 54478- 37112- 298101556+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6 54478+ 60557- 6079- 48827392 83 Linux /dev/sda7 60557+ 60801- 244- 1954808 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Running parted from the Natty Live CD gives Code: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted /dev/sda print Error: Can't have overlapping partitions.
I have installed the fedora 13 x86_64 live cd. I updated fedora as well as installing gparted.y hard disc containing my operating systems is not being read by gparted.unalloacted partition table. Also i am not able to mount a ntfs parition on the same hard disc.I did create the partition table on all hard discs with gparted livAnybody else had this problem? A kernel crash is also reported.DIT:I booted ubuntu 10.04 and opened gparted v5.1 without any problem. I booted fedora 13 again and now gparted 5.2
On opening nautilus,it shows the XP ad Fedora partitions.Clicking on them mounts the partition.However,XP partitions are mounted in Read/write mode,whereas Fedora partition is mounted only in Read mode.What changes should i need to make in /etc/fstab to enable Read/Write access to Fedora partition as well?
I have a hard drive where one partition is used as part of a logical volume (LV) using LVM. The partition table is corrupted and prevents the partitions from showing as devices in /dev/. The corruption prevents the logical volume from coming on-line b/c LVM cannot find the part on the corrupted disk. I (am pretty sure) I know the block offsets and lengths for each partition on the disk but do not want to write to the disk in case I am wrong.
How do I go about recovering the logical volume in this scenario?
I used to have a 1TB external drive with lots of stuff on it. But after a reported drive failure during a F11 install the partition table seems to have been lost. (I think F11 toasted it)
Disk /dev/sdc: 1000.2 GB, 1000215724032 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121602 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
The drive used to have xfs and a partition. Is there any way to rebuild the partition? Or is my 1TB of data gone forever? The drives seem to be fine now... I just want to get it up enough to either pull any data or just to get a file list. Most of the stuff on the drive was from somewhere else.(ie 300GB of NRN data for all of North America.
Anybody know how to make an ext3 or 4 partition start up at boot with only the owner and its group having read and write access permissions.I don't want 'others' to have folder access. This is what i have done. / etc/fstab:/dev/sdb5/media/Data ext4 owner 1 2 The folder starts on the boot since it has been allocated a folder as u can see. Next i changed the the ownership and the group ownership of the folder:chown johnny:johnny /media/DataThe problem is that other users can few my partition since 'others' have read access. How do i change that to zero access?
I've used rEFIt and to create a dual boot system on a new MacBook Pro 7. 1 following the directions in the community forum. I can book ubuntu and mac os x fine. However, the MBR boot table shows an error in the partition map.
How can I fix this, rEFIt and gptsync are unable to repair the MBR error... Will this cause problems (since MBR shows the ubuntu boot partition overlapping the OSX partition)?
I opened GParted to create a new partition on a new drive. He wanted me to create a partition table first which I did, and it was created directly without any prompt like im used to see when creating partition. So I recognized too late, that i actually created a MBR on one of my 6 1TB raid5 drives. Not beeing sure if the ne MBR was really written, I have opened ubuntu disk utility and clicked on the check raid button. It directly made a resync. After the resync, mdadm --detail /dev/md0 told me everything is ok and synced. Then I wanted to mount it with:
mount /dev/md0 /mnt Then I get the following error: "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/md0, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so" I think I just killed my raid5 ;(
I shouldnt work on my server when im tired and when I actually have no time ;( My last hope is the fact, that "Disk Utility" shows that there is a .0 TB ext4 volume on my raid (see screen below) [URL]
Just ran into an uncomfortable problem. I usually never save any documents on my machine, and keep all my stuff on an external USB hard disk. (an 80GB TrekStor DS microdisk q.u) Well yesterday this disk just would not mount. Read through related posts but nothing seemed to work. Even tried it on a Windows machine.
Tried TestDisk utility. Found nothing wrong with the drive, but still could not repair the MBR.log code...
Palimpsest Utility recognized the drive, but just will not let me do anything with it except format it.
How can i repair the partitions and MBR without losing all my data?
I've been using Ubuntu 10.10 for just under a week. Recently, a partition called 'Data' has disappeared, and all my music and documents along with it. The folder is not to be seen in Places or on my desktop. My only way of finding it is to go to terminal. But when I try to open it there I get an error saying I don't have permission to read it. In Puppy Linux and SliTaz I can easily find the partition and read it. What should I do to bring it back in Ubuntu?
I want to change my sda2 partition to ntfs type. i have installed GParted but it is returning a strange type of error. Here is the error dump file...
WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot. WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot.
Original disk: XP NTFS primary Linux / ext4 logical Linux /home ext4 logical Win 7 NTFS logical NTFS data logical swap space NTFS recovery partition
I tried to install linux, as there was a problem with XP overwriting grub, I chose write grub to /dev/sda8 (which is where the linux install was appearing earlier).
I guess this borked the filesystem somehow. Now the NTFS data partition and the swap space are appearing as one free space. Well actually before that some linux live CDs (including gparted were seeing the entire drive as unpartitioned). I had to go into XP and delete the /ext4 partitions.
Is there any way for me to recover the NTFS data partition ?
I have a Sandisk mp3 player. I got it because A - I like Sandisk and B - I know they have better out of box support for Linux than most other manufacturers. It is an 8gb mp3 player with an 8gb micro SD card, so each pieces of media mount independently under - SANDISK - 8gb Media.
Sandisk sits in my desk for a few months, unused, since then I upgrade systems to 9.10, blah blah... not it won't mount. Sure, it'll charge it and all. But the actual device won't mount. I did not check fdisk -l, however, I did check gparted and I never saw the thing get recognized.
I tried to plug it intoour pc and upload some songs to it in Ubuntu, but Ubuntu does not recognizeit.I imagine, as usual, this is adriver issue. Are there any genericdrivers that work across the board?
I have an IBM T43; only one HD allowed. It is loaded with Xp on the one HD, and others have and do use it regularly.I have loaded Lenny on Kingston USB flash on this machine without problem (sdb1 root and bootable.) I refuse to allow GRUB to be installed on the HD, tell it to load on /dev/sdb1, it completes and reboots. I then edit GRUB (HD0, 1) to (HD0, 0.) It then boots in fine. Later I edit the Boot entry.
When I attempt to do this with a Toshiba 8Gb Transmemory USB or a SanDisk 8Gb unit it simply restarts and displays a �"Error Loading Operating System" messageI�ve noted on the SanDisk the U3 business and have removed it via the provided tool; it still does not load.In G Parted I�ve noted on the Toshiba a hiddenfile at the beginning of the formatted partition. but can do nothing to remove it.It takes up quite a bit of territory. And, it too will not load.
For some reason my Sandisk Cruzer Blade 8GB is not being recognised in Mint 11.It did work for a short period but no longer does so.Is there some command line I can use to search for it ?it simple as I am in the Newby category as far as Linux is concerned.
Ubuntu 10.04 won't recognise my Sandisk Sansa Clip+ as installed on comp. It sees memory sticks and memory cards. Are there drivers that I need to install?? Anything in Synaptic Package Manager that needs to be installed?
If you have problem using Ubuntu 11.04 from USB, remove the U3 launchpad if you do not need it at all. It may solve your problem.Link: [URL] I am not a Ubuntu/Linux user but I do keep a copy of Ubuntu LiveUSB in my Sandisk cruzer micro 8GB USB stick in case of system failure. It comes with the U3 lanuchpad that I never use.The USB stick was working happily with Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. However when I formatted the stick and put Ubuntu 11.04 (checksum is ok) into it, it failed to boot from the stick every single time. I was getting this error even though I have disabled all(one) my physical DVD-RWs in BIOS:
mounting /dev/sr0 on /cdrom. failed Device or resource busy.
I do not remember the wording...)The error message appeared when I saw the Ubuntu logo and the five animating dots. So I decided to remove U3 launchpad and voil�! I could boot for the first time (and 6th time in a row without problem now).sidenote: My physical DVD-RW drive is still blocking the bootup half of the times even if there is no discs in it. Disabling the drive in BIOS solve the problem. The error occurs before I see the five animating dots. The screen stops at
I have a IEI IBX 530 unit that uses a flash disk for storage. I used a Transcend 32GB flash disk and installed CentOS 5 successfully on the unit. I now wanted to install a second unit, but am using a SanDisk Extreme IV flash disk. The installation completes successfully, but when the system reboots for the first time after the install is complete, I get an error: "Grub Loading Stage 2. Read Error". This error occurs using CentOS 5.3 and even occurred when trying Fedora 9 and 11.
why this is occuring ot how I can resolve it? I used both the 16GB and 8GB Sandisk version, and created partitions as follows:
/boot (100MB) swap (1GB) / (remainder of disk available)
I have a 1 TB hard drive with a Fedora 13 installation on it. The machine in which it was installed died with no apparent harm to the disk. I would like to copy some of the files in my home directory from it to another machine. So, I use USB 2.0 Drive Mate to hook up the drive to a usb port on a laptop machine running Fedora 14.When I plug in the usb cable to the laptop, after a few seconds, the file manager pops up a window with the boot partition information in a 210 MB file system. The /dev/vg_alice information is not visible (alice is the name of the machine that the 1 TB disk came from) . The 210 MB file system, with grub and vmlinuz on it, is mounted on sdd1. Looking at the mount table, it has been mounted as an ext3 file system. dmesg indicates that there is something at sdd2, but if you try to mount it with "mount /dev/sdd2 /mnt/sdd", you are told that we have "unknown file system type'LVM2 member'. And fdisk presents strange information:
fdisk -l /dev/sdd1 Disk /dev/sdd1: 209 MB, 209715200 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 25 cylinders, total 409600 sectors