[sf-lug] Hayes Valley Mystery
tom at greenleaftech.net
Thu Apr 17 23:52:49 PDT 2008
On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 23:38 -0700, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Apr 2008, Tom Haddon wrote:
> > So the questions here are:
> > • How did the system boot from a device that it failed to mount (we know
> > it was booting from /dev/sda1 because the changes we'd made
> > to /boot/grub/menu.lst when we manually mounted /dev/sda1 before
> > rebooting were applied)?
> Sounds like it worked because GRUB's ext2/ext3 driver could read it; Linux
> never had to, for it to boot.
Aha, yeah, that makes sense.
> > • How can we mount a partition if it's failing to be mounted as part of
> > the boot sequence?
> Well, sounds like you should fsck and then see if it mounts.
Well it mounts fine. And an fsck produced no problems. Do you know what
command options would do an "exhaustive" check, as I just did fsck with
> > • What checks can we do on the filesystem to confirm it's all good?
> fsck, I guess...?
> -- Asheesh.
> "The human brain is like an enormous fish -- it is flat and slimy and
> has gills through which it can see."
> -- Monty Python
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