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I was following this link to install Oracle 11gr2 on ubuntu 11.10

As mentioned in the above link #6 Resize the Root Partition, I created a new partition for free space of 18GB with ext3 type of partition.

And the link says follow the below steps after partitioning:

cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab_`date +%N`
uuid=`blkid | grep oraclexe | awk '{print $3}'`
uuid=`echo $uuid | tr -d '\042'`
echo $uuid
echo "$uuid  /u01  ext3  errors=remount-ro 0 1" >> /etc/fstab

But here is where i got confused on what exactly he is asking me to do..So i just ran these commands in the Command line..each command one by one..

and when i restart i see the messages:

An error occured while mounting ext3 Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

Tutorial also says like i have to configure UUID and all that but the steps are not clear on how to do that?

And this is how my fstab looks like link

Please help me on how to resolve this issue..

Thanks in Advance

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Here's your problem (paste from /etc/fstab)

/u01  ext3  errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=3dc778b4-509c-41d9-a010-2b53417de528  /u01  ext3  errors=remount-ro 0 1

The first line (/u01....) is incorrect, it's missing the device to mount; it's redundant when you have line 2, so just comment it out with a # in front.

Please paste the outputs of sudo fdisk -l and sudo mount after you have done that and rebooted.

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It worked fine..Please find the below links – javanoob May 17 '12 at 2:47
Can you look at the above links and confirm if there is anything else wrong with the configuration/partition – javanoob May 17 '12 at 2:50
Both look good to me. – izx May 17 '12 at 2:54
Thanks very much for your time.. – javanoob May 17 '12 at 3:30
Happy to help! :) – izx May 17 '12 at 3:32

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