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Hi, I'm reinstalling Mandrake 10.1 - I originally used it to partition my drive (Win XP is still there). I then tried Suse and Fedora, but now I want to ...
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    Re-install problem - error mounting ext 3


    Hi,

    I'm reinstalling Mandrake 10.1 - I originally used it to partition my drive (Win XP is still there). I then tried Suse and Fedora, but now I want to come back to Mandrake but it won't install properly again.

    After a problem free install routine I reboot. I get a screen of messages, the most relevant I believe are:
    No volume group found (several times)

    Error mounting ext 3

    and then kernel panic, try passing ..... something or other.

    Can anyone tell me what I did wrong? I've tried reformatting the boot and root partitions - actually I'm getting a bit confused with these things.

    Thanks
    George

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    Re: Re-install problem - error mounting ext 3

    Quote Originally Posted by dulciepercy
    I'm reinstalling Mandrake 10.1
    Is your HD clear of any partition?
    This Mandrake install cd worked before?
    You installed the whole thing and its on the reboot that you get this error? can you get into LILO?
    have you tryed to delete all partition and start from scratch?

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    Yes deleting all the partitions worked.

    Don't know where they got screwed up.
    Thanks
    George

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