[clug] bebug puzzel

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 16:40:58 MST 2014

On 02/02/14 08:46, Chris Smart wrote:
> On 01/02/14 16:51, Wesley Bruce wrote:
>> Windows messed with a empty partition the linux side of my dual boot uses
> I wonder whether it really was an empty partition. Sounds to me like the
> Linux partition was formatted under windows because Windows didn't know
> what it was (rather than really being empty). After which time the linux
> initramfs cannot find your root partition in order to mount it and boot.
> Seeing as you are at an emergency shell we can see if any partitions are
> mounted, or if they are broken, run this and post the results:
> df -h
> We can then see if you still have a valid mounted partition (but maybe
> in read only mode) in order to do a filesystem check on it (fsck).
> -c

or just "mount"

As previously suggested, using a Live CD (e.g. Knoppix MicroKernel) to
get us a copy of /etc/fstab would be very instructive.

But don't panic even if you've accidentally followed Windoof's
suggestion to format a Linux slice - it is recoverable.

Kind regards

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