[Klug-general] H Drive mount
david.halliday at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 20:53:51 UTC 2012
Grub2 with all It's improvements is very powerful. I think everyone who has
been using grub legacy finds learning grub2 frustrating especially as
administering it feels far less casual than just tweaking a single text
On Feb 1, 2012 4:51 PM, "Rich" <klug-mail at richayres2.plus.com> wrote:
> On 01/02/12 12:49, David Halliday wrote:
> If you want to run fsck on a drive that is mounted, you can unmount it
> first (as long as it isn't the root partition).
> If you want to run it on the root then you will have to use a live
> distribution like Knoppix.
> If you have issues/worries about the drive then its worth setting it to
> check at boot time in the fstab (it won't hurt to do this just slow down
> booting on the occasions that the checks run).
> If you want to look at grub2 in a less heavy way, there is a GUI tool (I
> have read good things about it but not used it):
> There is also some good documentation (prepare for a lot of reading) on
> the ubuntu wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
> On 31 January 2012 22:24, Rich <klug-mail at richayres2.plus.com> wrote:
>> On 31/01/12 17:45, David Halliday wrote:
>> Just some quick sanity checks (don't take them personally):
>> 1. This message comes from when Linux is booting and not the BIOS
>> 2. The BIOS set-up on the machine recognises the disk.
>> 3. If possible S.M.A.R.T. checking is enables and hasn't fired any
>> errors for the disk (possible with old disks).
>> 4. All physical connections have been given the usual extra
>> wiggle/push to tighten.
>> A couple of pointers/questions:
>> 1. What distribution are you using? ----- Ubuntu 10.04 server
>> 1. Have you configured the disks to be checked at boot time? (See
>> pass-num: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fstab ) ----------No
>> 2. What is the file system being used? (EXT3/EXT4 etc...)
>> 3. At what point/which application/process/log gives that error
>> The exact error message is " fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
>> This is followed by /dev/sad1 clean xxxxxx files xxx blocks
>> samefor sda3
>> These are the root and home partitions of first disc.
>> The next line is "The disc drive for /mnt is not ready yet or not
>> Continue to wait or Press to skip mounting or M for manual recovery?
>> Is this something connected with grub2 ? How can I initiate the fsck for
>> sdb1 which seems to need to be done before mounting or am I completely on
>> the wrong track. I am not sure where I should put this (Don't Say it - I
>> know what you are thinking), presumably somewhere in the sdb1 entry.
>> I have tried all your other suggestions for which much thanks
>> On 31 January 2012 16:27, Rich <klug-mail at richayres2.plus.com> wrote:
>>> Hi All
>>> I have been having trouble in mounting a newly installed Hard drive. I
>>> have edited /etc/fstab and the disc's (I know CLI etc require the Yankee
>>> spelling -disk-but outside of that I spell in English) UUID, mount point
>>> When I boot up I get the Message " Drive may be slow to respond or not
>>> present" and gives the option of mounting manually."
>> mount /mnt /dev/hdb1 is successful and I can access the contents of
>>> the drive with ls /mnt so disc does exist and will mount O.K.
>>> Is there anything else I should be doing? As you know my machines are
>>> old but I have never had this problem before even with this disc on another
>>> box. Any suggestions please?
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> Thanks David for all your help. I am familiar with using fsck on
> discs, and feel sure that I can work out how to check before mounting. What
> is very annoying is that I was just getting familiar and comfortable with
> GRUB when GRUB2 comes along - Old Dogs and new tricks...........
> Thanks again Rich.
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