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    Default Boot stopped on not finding other drive

    Boot is stopping when it can't find a drive. It's the hard drive (different from the boot drive) where I keep data. It stops when I is trying to activate LMV2 and times out when it can't find that drive. The drive may be bad and I do have backups, but how do I get around this blockage and boot without it finding that drive? If I can get it to finish booting, I can replace the drive and restore.

    Thanks,
    Clyde

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    Default Re: Boot stopped on not finding other drive

    The last message in the boot, before freezing on Emergency mode is "Dependency failed on Local File System".

    I'm using 13.1.

    Clyde

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    Default Re: Boot stopped on not finding other drive

    The drive may be bad
    Do you already suspect this for a reason
    Have you tested?

    Do you need to use LVM?
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    Default Re: Boot stopped on not finding other drive

    I booted from "image for linux" (my backup software) and the tools in there didn't see /dev/sdb either. I hear it starting up when I power on the computer, but 13.1 isn't getting it going. It seems to be finding it because booting give the long dev ID.

    I'm thinking I need to make a live USB drive with downloaded 13.1 and boot to see what I can find. I'm not an expert at what to find though.

    Thanks,
    Clyde

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    Default Re: Boot stopped on not finding other drive

    I'm thinking I need to make a live USB drive with downloaded 13.1 and boot to see what I can find.
    Yes
    Any Live distro will do
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    Default Re: Boot stopped on not finding other drive

    Use any live/rescue system to comment out all the entries in /etc/fstab that use that device.
    IMHO then you would be able to boot the system (if the other device realy only has "data" and no parts of the system).
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    Default SOLVED: Boot stopped on not finding other drive

    I downloaded (on my oS laptop) openSUSE 13.1 Rescue and made a CD. It booted just fine and I commented out the offending data drive in fstab. Sure enough, my old boot works just fine. Now to buy a new hard drive for data and restore the backup.

    Thanks everyone,
    Clyde

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