[Mageia-discuss] dysfunctional laptop install (Tony Blackwell)
tablackwell at bigpond.com
Tue May 29 11:39:12 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
> 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: fuse: device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first
> modprobe fuse: gave no output
modprobe fuse never gives output, but check in dmesg if you see anything
fuse related after that. or check with lsmod | grep fuse if it's loaded.
as a quick fix, you can comment /media/windows in /etc/fstab
(perhaps adding noauto as parameter)
or find a way to load fuse at startup, but i heard that
/etc/modprobe.preload isn't used for that anymore with the new modprobe
> Ideas would be more than appreciated!
Commented out the fstab line for windows.
Gets me to a login screen of sorts, but touch-pad mouse and keyboard are inoperative and can't Ctrl-Alt-Fx to change screens.
Think its frozen the laptop.
Ah well, something to investigate on a plane while battery lasts.
Not a good laptop experience so far, although uneventful on desktops.
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