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  • Some additional information may help: the output of fdisk -l, and the contents on /etc/fstab on both installations. Also, if relevant, information on any encryption, RAID, lvm or other “advanced” setup. – Gilles Aug 12 '10 at 21:35
  • I ran fdsik -l and got no output. See edit above for /etc/fstab contents... – nicorellius Aug 12 '10 at 23:15
  • I forgot to mention that you must run fdsik -l as root. In fact, given your fstab, please run fdisk -l /dev/sda as root. – Gilles Aug 13 '10 at 9:11
  • Also, please report the output of blkid /dev/sda* (also as root). – Gilles Aug 13 '10 at 9:19
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Seems like the UUID=fc128610-a6d5-4d23-9898-064580419da0 partition (so /home for 9.10) is missing? Or is that on another disk than sda?

  • Yes, this UUID seems to be missing. I have been looking through the output of the commands in the original post. What exactly needs to be done to get back on track? If the UUID ending in 19da0 is missing, can I add the UUID I want to be at /home to the appropriate fstab and get it to work? This aspect of Linux is still new to me and that is probably why I screed it up in the first place. Thanks. – nicorellius Aug 24 '10 at 16:44
  • Regarding the question you ask: "...is that on another disk than sda?" There is only one disk on the machine and it has several partitions. My intention was to a two Ubuntu installations, 9.10 as 64-bit and 10.04 as 32-bit. – nicorellius Aug 24 '10 at 16:46

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