swapon: cannot stat /dev/hda6 (swap partition)

Alexander Riedel Riedel.Alexander at gmx.de
Fri Jan 24 14:20:35 PST 2003


Hi Steve,

you could write at booting time
devfs=nomount
as kernel parameter. Then is devfs for this boot switched off and the normal
/dev structure will be used.

Greetings Alexander

"Steve Freeman" <phrisky at hotmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:b0r7j9$ppd$1 at quasar.highos.com...
>
> I'm at the end of LFS Book 4.0.  Everything went pretty much without a
> problem, until I did my first boot into the new system.  The boot hung
> shortly after giving me a "cannot stat" error on my swap partition.  I'm
> using Gentoo RC2 (2.14.19) as my host system.  I had copied the LFS kernel
> to my Gentoo /boot and used /sbin/lilo from inside my Gentoo installation,
> which I believe is "by the book".  I also set up the LFS installation to
> use the same swap partition as my Gentoo system.  I have the error along
> with some other info that I thought was relevant below.  Sorry about the
> long post.
>
> Can anyone point me in the right direction here?  I've been chasing my
tail
> for two days on this.
>
> TIA
>
> --Steve Freeman
>
>
> ## LFS boot error screen ##
> #
> # VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
> # Mounted devfs on /dev
> # Freeing unused kernel memory: 260K freed
> # INIT: version 2.84 booting
> # Activating all swap files/partitions...
> # swapon: cannot stat /dev/hda6: No such file or directory
[FAILED]
> #
> # You should not be seeing this error message. It means
> # that an unforseen error took place in /etc/rc.d/rcsysinit.d/S10swap,
> # which exited with a return value of 255
> #
> # If you're able to track this error down to a bug in one
> # of the files provided by the LFS book, please be so kind
> # to inform us at lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
> #
> #
> # Press Enter to continue...
> # hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/1, assigned device number 2
> # input0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse] on
usb1:2.0
> # hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/2, assigned device number 3
> # usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0xb30/0x5) is not claimed by any active
> # driver.
> # hub.c: USB new device connect on bus2/2, assigned device number 2
> # hub.c: USB hub found
> # hub.c: 4 ports detected
> # spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
> #
> ## End LFS boot error screen ##
>
> NOTE:  After the "Press Enter" line, the machine continues on it's own,
and
> consistently hangs after the USB "4 ports detected" line.  The last "IRQ7"
> line pops up inconsistently, sometimes in different places.  I checked the
> "S10swap" link.  It exists and I made no changes from the book.  All of my
> /dev/hdaX's also exist.
>
> ## My drive layout ##
> #
> # /dev/hda1  MS-DOS
> # /dev/hda2  Windows 2000
> # /dev/hda3  Windows 98SE
> # /dev/hda4  Extended
> #    /dev/hda5   Gentoo /boot
> #    /dev/hda6   Swap
> #    /dev/hda7   Gentoo /
> #    /dev/hda8   LFS /
> #    /dev/hda9   FAT-32 data
> #    /dev/hda10  FAT-16 data
> #
> ## End drive layout ##
>
> ## My /etc/fstab on LFS installation ##
> #
> # /dev/hda8  /             ext2     defaults        1 1
> # /dev/hda6  swap          swap     pri=1           0 0
> # proc       /proc         proc     defaults        0 0
> # devpts     /dev/pts      devpts   gid=4,mode=620  0 0
> # usbdevfs   /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs defaults        0 0
> #
> ## End /etc/fstab on LFS installation ##
>
> NOTE:  I tried changing the swap line to match my working Gentoo system
with
> no results:
>   /dev/hda6  none          swap     sw              0 0
>
> ## My /etc/lilo.conf on Gentoo installation ##
> #
> # boot=/dev/hda
> # map=/boot/map
> # install=/boot/boot.b
> # prompt
> # timeout=50
> # message=/boot/message
> # lba32
> # default=Gentoo
> #
> # image=/boot/vmlinuz
> #       label=Gentoo
> #       read-only
> #       root=/dev/hda7
> # image=/boot/lfskernel
> #       label=IFS
> #       root=/dev/hda8
> #       read-only
> #
> # other=/dev/hda1
> #       label=MSDOS
> #
> ## End /etc/lilo.conf on Gentoo installation ##
>
> --
> Steve C. Freeman
> "Everything should be made as simple as
> possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein
>
>


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