After upgrading in the past this desktop right now I’m not able to upgrade it to 12.2 from 12.1( KDE). (In the past I had issues with it to restart because my grub was missing some vital info, which were fixed with this forum’s support). Anyway this time I receive a message like this:
The root partition in /etc/fstab has an invalid root device. It is currently mounted as /dev/sda1 but listed as none.
See the SDB article at Update Fails: Partitions Cannot Be Mounted for details about how to solve this problem.
and then by clicking ok I receive an error : Failed to mount target system.
My only option is to reboot which brings me back to 12.1
I tried to follow the instructions which were relevant for my case but still without success. I did a backup of everything I need and with your help I will try to upgrade and if not successfull I will wipe out everything and start over again. The disk(network installation) had no issues as i used to upgrade successfully another desktop.
here are the contents of my /etc/fstab file:
Thank you for noticing that. Now that you pointed the discrepancy to me to me it makes sense. I looked in /dev/disk/by-id directory and found the other partitions(missing from this file, which I added manually.First question would be how did they disappear? which might be not be that relevant(and might explain the issues I had in the past to upgrade the kernel and grub would be messed up.
Second is more important to be able to update. What are the parameters needed? Can I find them anywhere else9another configuration file to ensure that they are correct?
so I added the 2 lines on top:
I think the swap partition is ok as I have it the identical on 2 other installations. I wonder if for the root partition(part1) the third parameter defaults is correct or should be in sync with another configuration somewhere else.
As a note on the other machines I have it as acl,user_xattr. Any instructions /comments are welcome. Thanks again arvidjaar for opening my eyes on the issue.
Got it working with the changes applied to the fstab file at caf’s suggestion. I noticed some warnings in the upgrading which are probably related to the problems I have with grub/booloader everytime i had a kernel change but It upgraded successfully. Perl-bootloader was complaining that it couldn’t find the partition
Should i insist on this warning which might be usefull for other people? I don’t know but if someone things I should I will open a new thread.