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Re: Swapping Drives - Sanity Check

On 2/22/19 5:54 PM, David Wright wrote:
On Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 14:20:05 (-0500), Michael Stone wrote:
On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 11:36:28AM -0500, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
Before disconnection the power to the drives, I edited out their
lines in fstab. I disconnecting the power to sdb and sdc and
started the computer.  It booted for a few lines until it
encountered the line starting with 'start job fgfor device disk by
. . .' (at least that what i jotted down). then t\iot Then it
through the three HD's, two of which had the power unplugged) for
1 minute and 30 seconds and then went on to tell me that I could
log on as root or ctrl-D to continue.  Ctrl-D didn't work so I
logged oh as root

It sounds like you didn't actually comment them out of fstab.

Well, that should be easy to check: reconnect the drives and boot
up the system "as normal". And while it's up, I would seriously
look at those mount point names; I agree, they are awful.
Create some nice new ones to use with your future disk(s).

I know little to nothing about a raid, but otherwise I would boot with the new drive installed and run "blkid" then make appropriate changes to the "fstab".
Jimmy Johnson

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