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Fedora impossible boot no /dev/fedora/root

asked 2017-04-05 13:22:05 -0500

maewanto gravatar image

Hi !

After some operations using Gparted, I can't boot on my Fedora partition anymore. Indeed, I can see the logo being filled but it stops at the end and the console tells me that the /dev/fedora/root file does not exist.

Indeed, when I boot on a USB key, I can see the /dev/fedora directory but there is only the swap file ...

Any idea..?

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Welcome to ask.fedora. The /dev branch of the file system doesn't consist of regular directories; it's created at boot to allow you to interact with various devices using standard system calls. Checking, /dev/fedora doesn't exist on my computer, but that may be because I don't use LVM. If you are, that may be the cause, but alas, I'm not the one you need because I've never worked with it.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-04-05 14:20:40 -0500 )edit

Why don't you tell us your hd layout before and after playing with gparted and which operations you performed with it?

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-04-05 14:57:54 -0500 )edit

I just wanted to extend my fedora partition but it was locked, and I found on a forum that I needed to unmount the /dev/fedora/root for that ><

maewanto gravatar imagemaewanto ( 2017-04-05 15:17:13 -0500 )edit

You did not answer my question...

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-04-05 15:36:55 -0500 )edit

fcomina wants you to run the lsblk command from a command line and that you post the output in your question above.

I am assuming you messed around with your LVM2 setup using gparted. Gparted is not made for that - it can't resize lvm volumes. The tool you need for that is called blivet or blivet-gui.

Btw: That question of extending a LVM volume or has been answered several times here... give it a search.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-04-05 15:39:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-07 05:27:35 -0500

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I realized that the problem comes from the fact that my /dev/dm-1 and /dev/dm-2, which /dev/fedora/root and /def/fedora/mapper should point to do not exist anymore... Is it possible to get them back..?

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