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Moved my media server over to a new case last nigth and ever since it will only boot into emergency mode. I am also getting "failed to activate swap /swapfile" error as posted here. I have a 120 GB M2 SSD as the system drive with 2 partitions. I also have a HDD that has my media files on it.

/swapfile

Here is output of cat /etc/fstab - I know it's wrong - but it is in read only mode. I also don't know how to find the UUID of the extra HDD

cat /etc/fstab

I know there is likely more info needed - please let me know

Edited /etc/fstab: Edited /etc/fstab

Updated lsblk: updated lsblk

Updated fstab: Updated fstab

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You can use

lsblk -f

to find the UUID (it will list all partitions) and

mount -o remount,rw /

to mount the root partition in read/write mode.

Here an example for a correct fstab:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
#                                       
PARTLABEL=UbuntuStudio1804      /                   ext4    errors=remount-ro    0       1
PARTLABEL=Swap                  none                swap    sw                   0       0
PARTLABEL=ESP1                  /boot/efi           vfat    umask=0077           0       1
PARTLABEL=DATA                  /media/DATA         ext4    rw,noexec            0       2
PARTLABEL=data                  /media/data         ext4    rw,noexec            0       2
PARTLABEL=StudioBackUp          /media/backup       ext4    rw,noexec            0       2
/dev/disk/by-label/archiv       /media/archiv       ext4    rw,noexec,nofail     0       0

I use PARTLABEL instead of UUID because this is better readable, the important thing I want to show you here is the order of fstab-lines, that's relevant, fstab-lines are processed in line-order, so you must mount / first! Also note that lines starting with a # are comments and not processed.

  • Yes the lsblk only shows the sda drive – Jeff Jul 20 '19 at 1:44
  • Should there be any output for the mount line? – Jeff Jul 20 '19 at 1:45
  • OK I added the edited /etc/fstab in original post. Should I jsut take out the /dev/sdc1 since it is not showing in lsblk? – Jeff Jul 20 '19 at 1:52
  • internal HDD x xx – Jeff Jul 20 '19 at 2:04
  • Still boots tod emergency mode - Ctrl-D doesn't do anything – Jeff Jul 20 '19 at 2:10

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