[Mageia-discuss] Unable to activate partitions

Doug Laidlaw laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Sat May 26 11:40:10 CEST 2012

This may be the same problem as the "very long boot." I am not
qualified to say.  But Dimitrios implies that his system boots
eventually.  Mine gives up and drops me to a shell.

Following some fiddling around with Gentoo on my "fiddling" partition, I
put Cauldron back.  I could get into Cauldron O.K., but when I tried to
boot into Mga2, it kept stopping with a kernel message that it couldn't
activate a partition with "Dependency failed."  One by one I excluded
the partitions from /etc/fstab until I would no longer have a usable
system.  With the last one, I typed Ctrl-D and got in.  I was then
able to activate the excluded partitions and mount them with the
usual "mount" command.  Now I am afraid to reboot.

In addition it said that the two test partitions had no journals,
although they were reformatted before I installed Cauldron.


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