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Re: /home not mounting during bootup (stable, ppc)

Rich Stanton <stantonrj@Cf.ac.uk> writes:

> I'm running debian stable (PPC) on an old mac G3.  My /home partition is
> on an external SCSI drive, and is listed as follows in fstab:
> # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
> proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
> /dev/hda3       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> /dev/sda1       /home           ext3    defaults        0       1
> /dev/hda4       none            swap    sw              0       0
> /dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
> However on bootup I get the following error when it tries to mount the
> home partition:
> The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
> filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
> filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
> is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
>     e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
> It gives me the option to continue anyway, which I do, and it then
> mounts fine and I can use the machine perfectly well.  While playing
> around I changed the <pass> column value to 0 for /home and after that
> the error message went away on bootup, primarily because the drive is
> now not mounted atall at bootup.  I see no mention of it atall with
> dmesg.  However if, after booting, I run 'mount /home' it mounts
> perfectly.  Anyone any ideas what's going on?
According to the fstab manpage, the 'pass' field should be 1 only for
the root filesystem and 2 for all others, so try changing that and see
if it helps.

Carl Johnson		carlj@peak.org

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