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Old 01-01-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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EXT3-fs: error loading journal


Running Fedora core 3

Yesterday I had run Kstars for the first time.. seemed to be working fine for a while..then i was scrolling round and got a lockup... totally.. numlock didn't work or anything...
then after a few minutes it cleared itself up. but nothing was writable, or readable.. ie i couldn't browse either my /home or even smb:// locations.

so i ctrl + alt + f2'd into a prompt,
at this time, alot of error messages were scrolling up screen, but messages like this happened before so i just ignored it. i could just type round it.
so i logged into root, and issused /sbin/shutdown -h now and the pc turned off. (after absolutely every shitdown procedure failed)

so i powered it back up and get the following error:

Quote:
Red Hat nash version 4.1.18 starting
JBD: failed to read block at offset 4360
EXT3-fs: error loading journal
and then it just hangs there.

How can i get this running again please?
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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hi there,

do you have a 'failsafe' option in your boot menu?
did you try to boot from the original fedora boot cd?

regards

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Old 01-02-2005, 05:23 AM   #3
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No - no failsafe option.

The pc dual boots into winxp fine. If i boot off the fedora cd what should i try and do?

Cheers,
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:35 AM   #4
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Update - Just tried fedora dvd, I can get into linux rescue ok.. didn't try mounting file systems. Thought i better see what i'm supposed to do before i make it worse
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:39 AM   #5
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hi there,

ok, somehow the HD boot is not working. there is a problem with the read/mount process in your linux partition.
with the cd you can check if the partition is detected and read. this kind of error comes from a bad umount process during shutdown. anyway sounds weird, considering how you made it. should not happen. i don't know fedora but i thinks there must be a possibility just to boot from the cd and get a prompt for your linux partition.
that is the advice.

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[edit] you type much faster than me.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:50 AM   #6
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lol @ typing.

More info if you want it... I booted off a Knoppix 3.6 cd to backup my data.
When i logged out i got the folllowing error:

Cloop read error at pos 11823235 in file /cdrom/knoppix/knoppix 19783 bytes lost.
cloop error -3 uncompressing block 1056 65536/0/19783/0 11323265-11843018

and that was scrolling up the screen mighty fast. only stopped with it INIT id "1" scrolling too fast or something so pausing for 5 mins... i just reset the pc.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:52 AM   #7
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Originally posted by slackie1000
just to boot from the cd and get a prompt for your linux partition.
that is the advice.
sorry i don't quite get you. relatively n00b here.
What do i do and what do i do once there?
 
Old 01-02-2005, 07:15 AM   #8
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hi there,

newbie here also.
so, let's return to knoppix. you could back up your data with knoppix?
it means that there was no boot errors? can you insert the cd again and start the system once more.
after that at a shell prompt can you post the output of
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dmesg | grep -i ext
dmesg | grep -i journ
i just want to check if there is something wrong mounting your root partition.
did you try to boot with your FC3 cd? do you get a prompt?
i am also a newbie. hope some guru can join us here.

keep in touch

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 01-04-2005, 03:35 PM   #9
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Hi,

Sorry haven't replied for a while.. i'm moving house tomorrow, just been packing up and stuff... will try and do the above today.
Not sure about my net situation for a while at the flat.... So i'm still around, just unplugged :P
 
Old 01-29-2005, 10:20 PM   #10
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BAAAACK!

i gave up messing round and have just reinstalled fedora3 again, just told it not to format my /home partition. everything seems to be running ok.

Thanks heaps for your replies slackie1000
 
Old 01-30-2005, 09:38 AM   #11
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hi there,

glad to hear that!!

welcome mate!!
regards
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:29 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Delphinusnz
Running Fedora core 3

Yesterday I had run Kstars for the first time.. seemed to be working fine for a while..then i was scrolling round and got a lockup... totally.. numlock didn't work or anything...
then after a few minutes it cleared itself up. but nothing was writable, or readable.. ie i couldn't browse either my /home or even smb:// locations.

so i ctrl + alt + f2'd into a prompt,
at this time, alot of error messages were scrolling up screen, but messages like this happened before so i just ignored it. i could just type round it.
so i logged into root, and issused /sbin/shutdown -h now and the pc turned off. (after absolutely every shitdown procedure failed)

so i powered it back up and get the following error:


and then it just hangs there.

How can i get this running again please?
I ran into the same thing today with Fedora Core 4. I wasn't running anything out of the ordinary...I did try the "eject" command about five minutes prior to my disk becoming completely READ ONLY! And I was running the initial instance of vmware server while the file system became read only. After rebooting I got the JBD: failed to read block # error. When fsck ran it encountered a lot of errors. Right now I'm in the middle of a big backup with Knoppix.
 
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hay there..

i ran into similar problem but on redhat 5 (RHEL). i figured out that i had just edited grub.conf where i had renamed the OS to windows xp from others. So, i logged into rescure mode, switched to root and then edited the grub.conf file back original as others from windowx xp. Rebooted the system n back in business - this is first time i have ran into this kind of a problem - earlier i played around with this config file without any issues..
 
  


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