View Full Version : [ubuntu] fstab error at start up.

November 7th, 2009, 03:18 PM
I'm on Karmic and sometimes when I boot up when it gets to first displaying the white ubuntu "friends" logo a message pops up on the bottom of the screen about not being able to mount a partition that was specified in fstab.

The system continues to boot and everything is fine.

My fstab contains:

# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=f6686c01-070a-492f-ab51-832916434aad / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=73501418-188f-4398-9655-ba937542b74a /home ext4 defaults 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=26ec1f1d-775f-4b3e-a7ad-cd0f55ab2283 none swap sw 0 0

And everything seems to be fine, and there is nothing recorded any any error log that I can see

Any ideas?

November 7th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Have you swapped around any disks recently? Also could you post the output of
sudo fdisk -l

November 7th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Not touched the disk at all. Just reformatted / as ext4 rather than ext3 and did a clean install of KK rather than upgrade from JJ.

Here's the output of the fdisk -l command:

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x380e892c

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 19693 158182998+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 35618 38914 26468352 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda3 19694 20301 4883760 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 20302 35617 123025770 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 20302 23340 24410736 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 23341 35617 98614971 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

November 8th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Its this error:


which seems to be "harmless".