Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158700
System hangs on boot when checking a partition
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:54:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
I was messing around with my partitions last night and I moved my /home partition. When I tried to boot into Fedora Core 4 Test 3, my system hung there with the last message on the screen being something like "Checking disk integrity" (I can't get it exactly because it goes away too fast if there's no problem). I tried to boot again. The same thing happened. I tried moving the partition back to where it was at first. Nothing changed. Then I tried booting into Fedora Core 3. Fedora 3 detected a problem on my /home partition and dropped me to a shell to run fsck manually on the partition. I ran fsck on it and the problem was gone.
My kernel is 2.6.11-1.1323_FC4.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Convert an ext3 partition to ext2 with tune2fs -o ^has_journal DEVICE
2. Slide converted partition with BootItNG (http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html) or possibly another partitioner that can move ext2.
3. Move ext2 partition.
Actual Results: Fedora Core 4 Test 3 hung when checking the disk but Fedora Core 3 detected the problem and dropped me to a shell to manually run fsck.
Expected Results: Fedora Core 4 Test 3 should've detected problems on the disk and dropped me to a shell to run fsck.
Sounds like the label code in e2fsck got confused.
By the way, /etc/fstab used all devices, not labels on both OSs.
Then this is no "confusion in the label code" of e2fsprogs.
Please attach your /etc/fstab.
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/hda6 / ext3 defaults
/dev/devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620
/dev/shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults
/dev/hda3 /fc3 ext3 defaults
/dev/hda2 /home ext3 defaults
/dev/hda7 /hda7 ext3 rw,exec,user
/dev/proc /proc proc defaults
/dev/sys /sys sysfs defaults
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,exec,noauto
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,exec,noauto
/dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive auto
pamconsole,user,rw,exec,noauto,sync 0 0
We haven't seen other reports of this. Does it persist in the final FC4 release?
Closing due to lack of response by reporter.