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  1. #1
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    Disk check at boot fails

    My Toshiba Satellite (fairly old, currently running Gutsy) encounters an error every time that it boots. It won't continue booting until I press Ctrl+D, and boots and runs perfectly thereafter. The log in /var/log/fsck/checkfs says the following:

    Log of fsck -C -R -A -a
    Fri Jun 6 21:25:04 2008

    fsck 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
    fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=fc3ae588-c375-4797-9a9a-78ca3e6516e8'

    fsck died with exit status 8

    Fri Jun 6 21:25:04 2008
    Is there a way I can fix this so that my notebook can boot completely by itself? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Disk check at boot fails

    Can you please post the outputs of
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    sudo blkid

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    Re: Disk check at boot fails

    Here is the output:

    userx@userx-laptop:~$ cat /etc/fstab
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # /dev/hda1
    UUID=0902cda6-fa6e-43b7-9060-2f69179738fe / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /dev/hda2
    UUID=fc3ae588-c375-4797-9a9a-78ca3e6516e8 /media/hda2 ext3 defaults 0 2
    # /dev/hda4
    UUID=3cb63621-4009-4e01-afac-a21623ae5d3a none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
    userx@userx-laptop:~$ sudo blkid
    [sudo] password for userx:
    /dev/hda1: UUID="0902cda6-fa6e-43b7-9060-2f69179738fe" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
    /dev/hda2: UUID="e03369a7-6195-4c6e-8594-027d0e8d135f" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" LABEL="storage"
    /dev/hda4: TYPE="swap" UUID="3cb63621-4009-4e01-afac-a21623ae5d3a"

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    Re: Disk check at boot fails

    OK, it seems like the UUID on your hda2 partition changed for some reason. Did you fiddle with the partition? In any case, it should be an easy fix. Let's edit fstab and change the UUID
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
    Now change the hda2 line from
    Code:
    UUID=fc3ae588-c375-4797-9a9a-78ca3e6516e8 /media/hda2 ext3 defaults 0 2
    to
    Code:
    UUID=e03369a7-6195-4c6e-8594-027d0e8d135f /media/hda2 ext3 defaults 0 2
    Save and close. Now reboot and it should work ok (it will probably run through the whole disk check, it may take a few minutes).

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    Re: Disk check at boot fails

    Thank you, that worked brilliantly. I actually had reformatted that partition recently, but didn't think that GParted could have messed anything up.

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