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RE: [SLUG] VFS can not mount root

take a look at your file system table
fdisk -l /dev/hda
I doubt there is any problem with your filesystem in regards to corruption,
so running e2fsck won't do much - at most your partition might be there, but
all your data maybe have jumped ship.

I can only see you to have this symptom if your trying to mount the extended
partition, which would come up with nothing, but since you said /dev/hda5 I
can't see this as possible as an extended table can not be hda5, hda5 is the
first logical partition

[root@proxy /root]# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 553 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1             1       102    819283+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2           103       553   3622657+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5           103       437   2690856   83  Linux
/dev/sda6           438       539    819283+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7           540       552    104391   82  Linux swap

In my case, if I tried to mount /dev/sda2 it would come up with nothing

anyone else have any ideas ?



I did a 
mknod /dev/hda

mknod /dev/hda5 

but when I mount it it comes up with nothing. 
or should I do an fdisk ?