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Re: New hard drive problem

On Mon, 6 Aug 2007, William Walter wrote:

i've a computer with debian etch. i've recently added a new sata hard drive
and enter the harddrive in /etc/fstab. It was working fine. Suddenly
today Debian etch is not booting properly. I'm getting
the following errors:

Begin:Mounting root file system ...
Begin:Running /scripts/local-top ...
Begin:Running /scripts/local-premount ...
mount:Mounting /dev/sda1 on /root failed:No such Device

Begin:Running /scripts/local-bottom...
Begin:Running /scripts/init-bottom...
mount:Mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed:No such file or
mount:Mounting /sys on /root/sys failed:No such file or directory

mount:Mounting /proc on /root/proc failed:No such file or directory
Target file system doesn't have /sbin/init

BusyBox v1.1.3(Debian 1:1.1.3-3)Built in Shell(ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built in commands
/bin/sh:can't access tty;job control turned off

I've checked the cables it's fine. One more thing i like to mention. When i

disconnect the brand new hard drive no problem on booting. The problem
is only when i add the new hard drive. Can anyone kindly help me find the
problem? Thanks.

Sounds like your new drive is being found first. One thing you could do is, boot up with the new drive disconnected. run blkid, this will print out the uuid of drive/partitions. in /etc/fstab , replace /dev/sda# with the corresponding uuid. that way your system wont get confused when it finds the new disk.

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