Quote Originally Posted by bribera View Post
You just need to mount it using the device name instead of the UUID. The UUID isn't working because you didn't go through the normal bootup procedure, so it isn't set up.

Try this:
ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda6 /home
Your "sudo: unable to resolve host ubuntu" error has to do with your hostname, I believe.

Try doing this:
ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ cat /etc/hostname
ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo hostname ##### whatever the second entry for is
In other words, your host name is currently set to "ubuntu", but /etc/hosts is expecting a different name. My computer has the following entries:
Code:	localhost	scylla
So I'd do:

ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo hostname scylla
Then check whether you're connected to the internet:
ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ ping -c 3 google.com
Thank you Bribera. I did everything all over again (the more times, the better). Indeed, root@ubuntu had ubuntu as hostname, while /etc/hosts had something else (x). I run sudo hostname x but internet is not working.
sudo /etc/init.d/networking start similarly doesn't help.

At this point I have to say that I have commented out the /etc/fstab line where the /home was mounted. Consequently:

root@ubuntu:/# mount -a
root@ubuntu:/# mount -l
/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/etc/init.d/gdm start
has equally no effect.