I upgraded my os to 11.10 this morning but the beast won't boot. I get an error message saying
"An error occurred while mounting /" and I can Skip it (which of course doesnt make sense), or Manually fix it.
I tried the latter and see a message "Root filesystem check failed" but when I do fsck on a partition that holds root filesystem, it says it's fine
I cannot find any hint in dmesg exept of an information:
What is this status 3? Why fsck on the fs works but when it boots it complains it cannot check it?
init: mountall main process (xxx) terminated with status 3
What I did so far, was playing with /etc/fstab - I thought it's due to my non-standard configuration - I have /tmp and /var/tmp in ram filesystem and /var/log on a completely separate disk. But I',m not sure... I double checked the fstab passno field, made sure my / is before any filesystem that depends on / structure (/mnt/* /var/tmp)
I'm completely stuck. How can I investigate this further? Where to look for clues?
Here's an excerpt of my /etc/fstab
Thanks for help in advance!
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
none /tmp tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noatime,size=1000M,mode=1777 0 0
UUID=0965ec25-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxb9 / ext4 defaults,noatime,nodiratime,data=writeback 0 1
none /var/tmp tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noatime,size=1000M,mode=1777 0 0
#var log to a separate drive to lower writes to SSD
UUID=6a21aebc-yyyy-yyyy-yyyyyyye0 /var/log ext2 defaults,noatime,nodiratime 0 2
# /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=f1f8d401-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxd7 /home ext4 defaults,noatime,nodiratime,data=writeback 0 2