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Hi I need help ! My computer froze yesterday (it happens) but when I reboot, nothing works. I have only 3 partitions one for boot, one for swap and one ...
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    Question fsck died with exit status 8


    Hi

    I need help !

    My computer froze yesterday (it happens) but when I reboot, nothing works.

    I have only 3 partitions one for boot, one for swap and one for /home
    It can't find /home.

    And I can't find it neither. It seems to have disappeared...

    As I can't reboot, I'm running on the live-cd !!


    Here are some logs :
    /var/log/fsck/checkfs

    Log of fsck -C -R -A -a
    Mon Dec 28 00:33:51 2009

    fsck 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009)
    fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=20fb5021-6a0a-466b-bef9-8ad42c3ea522'

    fsck died with exit status 8

    Mon Dec 28 00:33:59 2009
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    /etc/fstab

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=1e7f0163-9eb0-459c-b620-9872621c2b17 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /home was on /dev/sda3 during installation
    UUID=20fb5021-6a0a-466b-bef9-8ad42c3ea522 /home ext3 relatime 0 2
    # swap was on /dev/sda2 during installation
    UUID=d93b2a77-303f-4f4d-b28c-39e75f6c3844 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
    ------------------------------------------


    PLEASE Help me !!
    I'd really like to recover that disk as the last backup is from last month...

    Tell me what you need

    Tks

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    some terminal look up....


    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xb409b409

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1216 9767488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1217 1520 2441880 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 1521 30515 232902337+ 83 Linux

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/fstab
    aufs / aufs rw 0 0
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0
    /dev/sda2 swap swap defaults 0 0

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    tmpfs 470M 2.4M 467M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    tmpfs 470M 2.4M 467M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
    tmpfs 470M 0 470M 0% /lib/init/rw
    varrun 470M 108K 470M 1% /var/run
    varlock 470M 0 470M 0% /var/lock
    udev 470M 140K 469M 1% /dev
    tmpfs 470M 268K 469M 1% /dev/shm
    rootfs 470M 218M 252M 47% /
    /dev/sr0 699M 699M 0 100% /cdrom
    /dev/loop0 676M 676M 0 100% /rofs
    tmpfs 470M 16K 470M 1% /tmp
    /dev/sda1 9.2G 3.3G 5.5G 38% /media/disk

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    Try to replace UUID of /home partition with actual device name in /etc/fstab file.
    Code:
    /dev/sda3  /home ext3 relatime 0 0
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    I tried that already after seing it on other threads but as I'm running on the live-cd it doesn't give me access to modify the fstab

    or maybe with the nano ? don't know how to use it !

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    You can edit any file through sudo.
    Execute this
    Code:
    sudo nano /media/disk/etc/fstab
    It will open /etc/fstab file in nano editor.
    Press Ctrl+X, Y and hit Enter key to save file.

    * I assumed that /dev/sda1 has been mounted at /media/disk folder.
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    done

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=1e7f0163-9eb0-459c-b620-9872621c2b17 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /home was on /dev/sda3 during installation
    /dev/sda3 /home ext3 relatime 0 0
    # swap was on /dev/sda2 during installation
    UUID=d93b2a77-303f-4f4d-b28c-39e75f6c3844 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

    Have reboot but still got the same message :
    "your user folder seems to be /home/flyineste but that folder doesn't seem to exist..."
    Last edited by flyineste; 12-29-2009 at 08:21 AM. Reason: orthographic

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    Does Desktop or Login screen appear at all?
    Boot up from LiveCD and create two folders in /media for /dev/sda1 and sda3.
    Code:
    cd /media
    sudo mkdir ubuntu home
    sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /media/ubuntu
    sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 /media/home
    Post the output of this
    Code:
    ls /media/home/home
    Check the contents of /media/ubuntu/etc/fstab file. Does it list correct line for /home?
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    desktop appear when I agree to follow up the boot with /root instead of /home/'user' .. But then it's totally empty.
    If not bootup on /root > login screen but can't go further "user folder seems not to exist..."

    trouble in the last line to mount /dev/sda3

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cd /media
    ubuntu@ubuntu:/media$ sudo mkdir ubuntu home
    ubuntu@ubuntu:/media$ sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /media/ubuntu
    ubuntu@ubuntu:/media$ sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 /media/home
    mount : type erroné de syst .de fichiers, option erronée, super bloc
    erroné sur /dev/sda3, codepage ou aide manquante ou autre erreur
    Dans quelques cas certaines informations sont utiles dans syslog - essayez
    dmesg | tail ou quelque chose du genre

    ubuntu@ubuntu:/media$ ls /media/home/home
    ls: ne peut accéder /media/home/home: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type


    (bootup in frrench this time... last line= ls: can't access, no file or folder of this name.

    /media/ubuntu/etc/fstab is the same than the other /media/disk/etc/fstab and hasn't change from last post

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    ubuntu@ubuntu:/media$ sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 /media/home
    mount : type erroné de syst .de fichiers, option erronée, super bloc
    erroné sur /dev/sda3, codepage ou aide manquante ou autre erreur
    Dans quelques cas certaines informations sont utiles dans syslog - essayez
    dmesg | tail ou quelque chose du genre
    Could you translate this?
    Are you sure that /home has ext3 filesystem?
    Try to fsck /dev/sda3 partition.
    Code:
    sudo umount /dev/sda3
    sudo fsck.ext3 /dev/sda3
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    a friend told me about technical issue. as the "nail" could be out of track on the hard drive disk... could that be what is happening ?

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