Reboot with new partition table

Seth W.Klein sk at
Sat Nov 23 06:52:46 PST 2002

Don Smith <don_smith at> wrote:
> I was breaking up my 30 GB /home partition and replacing it with an
> extended partition filled with 4GB partitions. The problem comes during
> reboot (since cfdisk refuses to read the new partition table until a
> reboot) when the fsck for /home failed because /dev/hda4 was no longer
> an ext2 filesystem.
> My system halts then partially reboots into a mode with no prompt
> available. I have to hit the reset button which then forces an fsck on
> all successfully mounted partitions.
> The correct action would be to drop into maintenance mode (init 1) so
> that the fstab could be fixed.

(Thanks for mentioning it on the list, BTW. Maybe if enough people
do, it will be fixed.)

Seth W. Klein
sk at                   
Maintainer, LFS FAQ       
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