openSUSE no longer boot to graphic login screen

Recently by system has failed to boot to the graphic login screen. I stops at root login on the console.

It ask me to repair as it has failed to load a filesystem.

I had a look at fstab and I can see all my disk. however when I look at mtab it does not mirror what is in fstab

after entering the root password, issuing an ‘init 5’ would take me to the graphic login screen.

my user logins are unable to get any desktop.

Only root can get a desktop.

I have run the partitioner tool and re-initalise the file system, and this allow my users to get their desktop ok.
this does not stay permanant, as a reboot/restart to fail again to console

What do I need to do to repair this and get fstab devices recognised during boot up?

Any help would be appreciated… Thanks.

So fstab is the file systems you want to be mounted at startup while mtab is what is actually mounted. If there is a difference, it is the file system(s) that did not mount. Perhaps you could post a copy of the two when this problem is present. You may need to copy mtab to something else to preserve the difference before any fixes you are doing are made. In general, if a mount is not working due to an error, if the mount is not critical to the system operation, it should be removed from the fstab file until the problem is found and/or fixed. Of course, mounts can be made in other places such as after.local for instance. In fact, some mounts that take extra time might be moved somewhere else like after.local, but that is just a opinion. If the partition is critical to system operation, I often suggest using a LiveCD to boot such as one with Parted Magic were an attempted fix can be made outside of the normal OS. It may even be required that the problem disk be replaced. Anyway show us what you got along with a fdisk -l command as root.

Thank You,

On 09/05/2011 03:26 AM, machanch wrote:
>
> Recently by system has failed to boot to the graphic login screen. I
> stops at root login on the console.
>
> It ask me to repair as it has failed to load a filesystem.

so, you have some sort of filesystem error that needs to be repaired…

logging in as root and then using init 5 is not repairing the problem,
instead it is ignoring the problem…and allowing operations to continue
with what might be a pending DISK FAILURE

what does the error say exactly ??

if it were my machine my NEXT job would be to boot from a Live CD, mount
partitions with data containing directories READ ONLY, and
copy/backup/duplicate all important files/data/etc to a different device
on a different machine/medium, then make sure that copy/backup/duplicate
is readable and usable to restore…

>
> I had a look at fstab and I can see all my disk. however when I look at
> mtab it does not mirror what is in fstab
>
> after entering the root password, issuing an ‘init 5’ would take me to
> the graphic login screen.
>
> my user logins are unable to get any desktop.
>
> Only root can get a desktop.

please do NOT log into KDE, Gnome, LXDE, Xfce or any other *nix-like
graphical user interface as root, ever!

it can be the cause of a multitude of strange problems (like: users
can’t log in, only root can log in!!!) lots is said about that in these
fora…<http://tinyurl.com/DD-on-Root>

>
> I have run the partitioner tool and re-initalise the file system, and
> this allow my users to get their desktop ok.
> this does not stay permanant, as a reboot/restart to fail again to
> console
>
> What do I need to do to repair this and get fstab devices recognised
> during boot up?

again: let us see the error you see, and please show us the user
terminal output from


cat /etc/SuSE-release
zypper lr -d
df -h
cat /proc/partitions
cat /etc/fstab
mount
sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

copy/paste the output back to this thread using the instructions here:
http://goo.gl/i3wnr

and, additionally you are gonna have to deal with this: openSUSE 11.1
passed its end of life in January of this year, you should either move
to a supported version or at the very least hook into the Evergreen
project, here http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Evergreen


DD
Caveat
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

This is the last few line before the root prompt in the console

fsck failed for at least one file system (not /)
Please repair manually and repair
The root filesystem is already mounted as read-write

Attention: Only CONTROL-D will reboot the system in this
Maintenance mode. Shutdown or reboot will not work.

Give root password for login:

Here is the output from the commands below

cat /etc/SuSE-release

(none):~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64)
VERSION = 11.4
CODENAME = Celadon

zypper lr -d

(none):~ # zypper lr -d
#  | Alias                             | Name                                    | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                                       | Service
---+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
 1 | GNOME:STABLE:3.0                  | GNOME:STABLE:3.0                        | No      | No      |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE:/3.0/openSUSE_11.4/               |        
 2 | Updates-for-openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0  | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/                                                 |        
 3 | download.opensuse.org-Education   | openSUSE BuildService - Education       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Education/openSUSE_11.4/                        |        
 4 | download.opensuse.org-Extra       | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_11.4/                       |        
 5 | download.opensuse.org-UpdatedApps | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:UpdatedApps | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/UpdatedApps/openSUSE_11.4/                 |        
 6 | download.opensuse.org-database    | openSUSE BuildService - Database        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/database/openSUSE_11.4/                 |        
 7 | download.opensuse.org-games       | openSUSE BuildService - Games           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_11.4/                            |        
 8 | download.opensuse.org-packages    | openSUSE BuildService - Java:packages   | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Java:/packages/openSUSE_11.4/                   |        
 9 | download.opensuse.org-standard    | Main Repository (Contrib)               | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/11.4:/Contrib/standard/               |        
10 | google-chrome                     | google-chrome                           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                                       |        
11 | google-talkplugin                 | google-talkplugin                       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/rpm/stable/x86_64                                   |        
12 | home:manugupt1                    | home:manugupt1                          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/manugupt1/openSUSE_11.4/                  |        
13 | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0              | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0                    | No      | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ATAPI_iHAS324_B_3524219_348044501013,/dev/sr0,/dev/sr1 |        
14 | packman.inode.at-suse             | Packman Repository                      | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.4/                                               |        
15 | repo-non-oss                      | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss                   | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/                              |        
16 | repo-oss                          | openSUSE-11.4-Oss                       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/                                  |        

df -h

(none):~ # df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs                 15G  7.6G  6.5G  54% /
devtmpfs              3.9G  312K  3.9G   1% /dev
tmpfs                 4.0G   80K  4.0G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb3              15G  7.6G  6.5G  54% /

cat /proc/partitions

(none):~ # cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

   8        0  976762584 sda
   8        1     102400 sda1
   8        2  205586432 sda2
   8        3  627710976 sda3
   8        4          1 sda4
   8        5  121249792 sda5
   8        6    1123328 sda6
   8        7   20974592 sda7
   8       16   80043264 sdb
   8       18      88064 sdb2
   8       19   15727616 sdb3
   8       20   20891648 sdb4
   8       32   80418240 sdc
   8       33          1 sdc1
   8       37   24828426 sdc5
   8       38   55560771 sdc6

cat /etc/fstab

(none):~ # cat /etc/fstab
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080L0_Y2AE1YSE-part3 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080L0_Y2AE1YSE-part2 /boot                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part6 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part5 /home                ext4       defaults              1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080L0_Y2AE1YSE-part4 /mnt/lindata         ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS722580VLAT20_VN62GECHR173VC-part6 /mnt/linux_data      ext4       defaults              1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part1 /windows/C           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part2 /windows/D           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part3 /windows/E           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS722580VLAT20_VN62GECHR173VC-part5 /windows/G           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/usb-SAMSUNG_HD103SI_18A5022A00019547-0:0-part1 /mnt/vebatim         ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/usb-SAMSUNG_HD103SI_18A5022A00019547-0:0-part2 /windows/h           vfat       users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part7 /windows/L_Fats      vfat       noauto,users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0

mount

(none):~ # mount
devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=4055980k,nr_inodes=1013995,mode=755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
/dev/sdb3 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
proc on /var/lib/ntp/proc type proc (ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /root/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)

sudo /sbin/fdisk -l

(none):~ # sudo /sbin/fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xeccab408

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1            2048      206847      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2   *      206848   411379711   205586432    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3       411379712  1666801663   627710976    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4      1666803710  1953503231   143349761    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5      1708754944  1951254527   121249792   83  Linux
/dev/sda6      1951256576  1953503231     1123328   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7      1666803712  1708752895    20974592    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 82.0 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders, total 160086528 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x62c62d3d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb2        86671360    86847487       88064   83  Linux
/dev/sdb3   *    86847488   118302719    15727616   83  Linux
/dev/sdb4       118302720   160086015    20891648   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdc: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders, total 160836480 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf9c95162

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1           16065   160826714    80405325    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdc5           16128    49672979    24828426    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdc6        49673043   160794584    55560771   83  Linux

sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

(none):~ # sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst > boot_file_log
cat: /boot/grub/menu.lst: No such file or directory

You forgot to give us this one:

cat /etc/mtab

I do not understand this command not working:

sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

This does not seem to be a good thing.

Thank You,

The result of mtab…

none):~ # cat /etc/mtab
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
devtmpfs /dev devtmpfs rw,relatime,size=4055980k,nr_inodes=1013995,mode=755 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,relatime 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000 0 0
/dev/sdb3 / ext4 rw,relatime,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,relatime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw,relatime 0 0
proc /var/lib/ntp/proc proc ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime 0 0
gvfs-fuse-daemon /root/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0 0 0
fusectl /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw,relatime 0 0

grub…menu.lst:

(none):~ # sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
cat: /boot/grub/menu.lst: No such file or directory

the boot disk does not appear to have been mounted

So boot is the problem child then. Here, from your fstab file:

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080L0_Y2AE1YSE-part2 /boot ext4 acl,user_xattr 1 2

Is this it from your fdisk -l command?

/dev/sda2   *      206848   411379711   205586432    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

OR

/dev/sdb3   *    86847488   118302719    15727616   83  Linux

So, oddly, I don’t know, but it must be loaded by the BIOS to boot and fails to load by openSUSE I suppose. It looks to be that this is the partition you need to fix or replace.

Thank You,

This is correct… the linux boot disk is approx 80 MBytes… /dev/sdb3

that reside as a partition… /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080L0_Y2AE1YSE-part2 /boot ext4 acl,user_xattr 1 2

/dev/sda2 * 206848 411379711 205586432 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
This is the partition where windows 7 resides.

So, have you tried using something like a GParted Boot disk and try to fix the boot partition?

GParted - Browse /gparted-live-stable at SourceForge.net

Thank You,

Thanks for the response… It is late now here in the UK… I will try this later today, and update this thread

Thanks for the response… It is late now here in the UK… I will try this later today, and update this thread

Yes and getting late here in Austin as well. Good luck!

Thank You,

On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 22:46:03 GMT, machanch
<machanch@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
>This is the last few line before the root prompt in the console
>
>fsck failed for at least one file system (not /)
>Please repair manually and repair
>The root filesystem is already mounted as read-write
>
>Attention: Only CONTROL-D will reboot the system in this
>Maintenance mode. Shutdown or reboot will not work.
>
>Give root password for login:
>…
>
>Here is the output from the commands below
>
>cat /etc/SuSE-release
>
>Code:
>--------------------
> (none):~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release
> openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 11.4
> CODENAME = Celadon
>--------------------
>
>
>zypper lr -d
>
>Code:
>--------------------
> (none):~ # zypper lr -d
> # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
> —±----------------------------------±----------------------------------------±--------±--------±---------±-------±------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------±-------
> 1 | GNOME:STABLE:3.0 | GNOME:STABLE:3.0 | No | No | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE:/3.0/openSUSE_11.4/ |
> 2 | Updates-for-openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0 | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/ |
> 3 | download.opensuse.org-Education | openSUSE BuildService - Education | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Education/openSUSE_11.4/ |
> 4 | download.opensuse.org-Extra | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_11.4/ |
> 5 | download.opensuse.org-UpdatedApps | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:UpdatedApps | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/UpdatedApps/openSUSE_11.4/|
> 6 | download.opensuse.org-database | openSUSE BuildService - Database | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/database/openSUSE_11.4/|
> 7 | download.opensuse.org-games | openSUSE BuildService - Games | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_11.4/ |
> 8 | download.opensuse.org-packages | openSUSE BuildService - Java:packages | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Java:/packages/openSUSE_11.4/ |
> 9 | download.opensuse.org-standard | Main Repository (Contrib) | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/11.4:/Contrib/standard/ |
> 10 | google-chrome | google-chrome | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 |
> 11 | google-talkplugin | google-talkplugin | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/rpm/stable/x86_64 |
> 12 | home:manugupt1 | home:manugupt1 | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/manugupt1/openSUSE_11.4/ |
> 13 | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | No | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ATAPI_iHAS324_B_3524219_348044501013,/dev/sr0,/dev/sr1 |
> 14 | packman.inode.at-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.4/ |
> 15 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/ |
> 16 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/ |
>
>--------------------
>
>
>df -h
>
>Code:
>--------------------
> (none):~ # df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> rootfs 15G 7.6G 6.5G 54% /
> devtmpfs 3.9G 312K 3.9G 1% /dev
> tmpfs 4.0G 80K 4.0G 1% /dev/shm
> /dev/sdb3 15G 7.6G 6.5G 54% /
>
>--------------------
>
>
>cat /proc/partitions
>
>Code:
>--------------------
> (none):~ # cat /proc/partitions
> major minor #blocks name
>
> 8 0 976762584 sda
> 8 1 102400 sda1
> 8 2 205586432 sda2
> 8 3 627710976 sda3
> 8 4 1 sda4
> 8 5 121249792 sda5
> 8 6 1123328 sda6
> 8 7 20974592 sda7
> 8 16 80043264 sdb
> 8 18 88064 sdb2
> 8 19 15727616 sdb3
> 8 20 20891648 sdb4
> 8 32 80418240 sdc
> 8 33 1 sdc1
> 8 37 24828426 sdc5
> 8 38 55560771 sdc6
>
>--------------------
>
>
>
>cat /etc/fstab
>
>Code:
>--------------------
> (none):~ # cat /etc/fstab
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080L0_Y2AE1YSE-part3 / ext4 acl,user_xattr 1 1
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080L0_Y2AE1YSE-part2 /boot ext4 acl,user_xattr 1 2
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part6 swap swap defaults 0 0
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part5 /homeext4 defaults 1 2
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080L0_Y2AE1YSE-part4 /mnt/lindata ext4 acl,user_xattr 1 2
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS722580VLAT20_VN62GECHR173VC-part6 /mnt/linux_data ext4 defaults 1 2
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part1 /windows/C ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part2 /windows/D ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part3 /windows/E ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS722580VLAT20_VN62GECHR173VC-part5 /windows/G ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_GB.UTF-8 0 0
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
> debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
> usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
> devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
> /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SAMSUNG_HD103SI_18A5022A00019547-0:0-part1 /mnt/vebatim ext4 acl,user_xattr 1 2
> /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SAMSUNG_HD103SI_18A5022A00019547-0:0-part2 /windows/h vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
> /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP6930HD29506F-part7 /windows/L_Fats vfat noauto,users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
>
>--------------------
>
>
>mount
>
>Code:
>--------------------
> (none):~ # mount
> devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=4055980k,nr_inodes=1013995,mode=755)
> tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
> /dev/sdb3 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
> sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
> debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
> proc on /var/lib/ntp/proc type proc (ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime)
> gvfs-fuse-daemon on /root/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0)
> fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
>--------------------
>
>
>sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
>
>
>Code:
>--------------------
> (none):~ # sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
>
> Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
> Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0xeccab408
>
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
> /dev/sda2 * 206848 411379711 205586432 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
> /dev/sda3 411379712 1666801663 627710976 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
> /dev/sda4 1666803710 1953503231 143349761 f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
> /dev/sda5 1708754944 1951254527 121249792 83 Linux
> /dev/sda6 1951256576 1953503231 1123328 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sda7 1666803712 1708752895 20974592 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
>
> Partition table entries are not in disk order
>
> Disk /dev/sdb: 82.0 GB, 81964302336 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders, total 160086528 sectors
> Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x62c62d3d
>
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sdb2 86671360 86847487 88064 83 Linux
> /dev/sdb3 * 86847488 118302719 15727616 83 Linux
> /dev/sdb4 118302720 160086015 20891648 83 Linux
>
> Disk /dev/sdc: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders, total 160836480 sectors
> Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0xf9c95162
>
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sdc1 16065 160826714 80405325 f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
> /dev/sdc5 16128 49672979 24828426 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
> /dev/sdc6 49673043 160794584 55560771 83 Linux
>
>--------------------
>
>
>sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
>
>Code:
>--------------------
> (none):~ # sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst > boot_file_log
> cat: /boot/grub/menu.lst: No such file or directory
>
>--------------------

Since you say that you can only logon as root, the fact that /home is not
being mounted makes sense. Run fsck on /home (/dev/sda5 i think) and tell
us the result.

?-)