I was finally able to get the root pw to take. It wouldn’t accept the blank. I’m sure I did something wrong, but don’t know what. Anyway, I’m in now. But with no success. It would not find the drive to fix with any of the commands above, or from Disk repair alternate superblocks ( Disk repair alternate superblocks - openSUSE ). The missing disk is /dev/sdb3. Is dumpe2fs installed by default? It couldn’t raise any info either, or address the partitian.
I tried using the repair tools (this is a 10.3 386 box btw), but the process failed, multiple times. I let it check the installation media, and it came back with no errors. I tried to install and then to the repair tools, but again, it fails. I am going to open the box up tonight and check all of the connections. I am afraid it may be a bad hard drive. Are there any other checks or fixes that might work?
Are you sure you have the same problem, that is, file system errors? You won’t see a file system error if the partition cannot be seen or accessed. If the problem is not the same, probably better to create a new thread with a title that describes your problem (like, “missing partition”).
Yes I’m sure he has the same error. I have the same problem post-update. That’s 3 machines totally different with the same error.
Genenrally, openSUSE stops, complaining about fsck unable to complete on /, gives option Cntl-D to reboot, asks for root password, completes to errors finding files like .ICEauthority hitting enter, then proceeds to blank GUI signon screen.
Investigating. Going to provide root password next to see if fsck completes.