[Mageia-discuss] dysfunctional laptop install

Tony Blackwell tablackwell at bigpond.com
Mon May 28 08:47:45 CEST 2012

M2 x86_64 on acer extensa 5620Z laptop, windows on sda1,
(used the DVD successfully on 3 desktops, install OK there)

Problem: routine install, reboot drops out to emergency mode.  Nothing 
in syslog which didn't exist, and wasn't written to on another reboot 
after I manually created it.

'esc' during reboot shows normal startup messages including 'Started 
Failed to start /media/windows
See 'systemctl status media-windows.mount' for details.
Dependency failed. Aborted start of Mark the need to relabel after reboot
Dependency failed. Aborted start of Setup links in /boot for running kernel
Dependency failed. Aborted start of Relabel all filesystems, if necessary
Welcome to emergency mode....  Give root pwd. for maint...

A bunch of messages I've never seen before.  At one point there was a 
message about losing touch with the boot process, forgotton the exact 
wording.  Not seen that since.

I would do this the day before an overseas trip!  Just as well preserved 
a couple of functional partitions.

The suggested systemctl call above, showed
process: 432 ExecMount=/bin/mount /media/windows (code=exited, status=21)
mount[432]: fuse: device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first

modprobe fuse: gave no output

Ideas would be more than appreciated!


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