Linux will not start - probably a mounting problem.
Posted on 2006-10-27
I am newbie with Linux.
I did a terrible mistake and I hope it can be fixed easily without losing any data.
I installed FC5 and worked with it for few months.
I have the last kernel 2.6.18
I have an IDE HD (hdc1)
Few days ago I've installed a new SATA HD (I think marked as hds1).
I've created a new partition, a new logical volume and mount it. I set the mounting point to "/" ;(
The day after when I try to open the computer, the Linux boot halt at the middle with some errors "...FC5 cannot touch /var/lock/subsys/kudzu Read-only".
I tried to use the DVD in order to "upgrade" the OS. At some point I've got that its cannot find the "/" and I might have a problem with the stable file.
I am almost sure that I need to remove the new mounting point in order to make it work.
I used a live CD in order to get into hdc1.
I tried to change the ro to rw in the grub config file. nothing helped.
this is how my system looks like:
Disk /dev/hdc: 41.1 GB, 41174138880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 5005 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hdc2 14 5005 40098240 8e Linux LVM
root@slax:/mnt/hdc1# ls -lh
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 834K Sep 11 05:44 System.map-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 861K Oct 14 21:27 System.map-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 65K Sep 11 05:44 config-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 69K Oct 14 21:27 config-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5smp
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1.0K Oct 27 10:31 grub/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.7M Sep 28 03:28 initrd-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.7M Oct 19 01:36 initrd-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5smp.img
drwx------ 2 root root 12K Mar 23 2006 lost+found/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.8M Sep 11 05:44 vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.8M Oct 14 21:27 vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5smp
Can someone help me with that. I have no idea what to do.
Please write the required steps in detail.