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Old 10-02-2007, 12:05 AM   #1
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FileSystem Error furin boot -> Please help, urgent ..


Greetings everyone !!!

Let me get directly to the point ... So, 3 days ago I installed Fedora Core 7 I play around with it (nothing serious) and suddenly when I turn my pc on the other day I get this Filesystem error during boot (when Fedora already loads the Graphical loader, I go to details and see that it hangs when it tries to load VolGroup00) after this hanging Fedora goes to text mode and offers me to either reboot (using CTRL+D) or run fsck as root - i run the command and get some media errors (P.S. I have 2 hard drives one for WinXP other for Linux +2NTFS partitions) ... So ok, I reinstall Fedora - all goes well and I can normally boot - but guess what guys : today I start Fedora and get the same error (though before it crashed it did get me to my desktop(which was like it didn't detect my graph card...weird) and I did put to load my pppoe connection during boot time), So now I have a unbootable Linux on hands ... 1-st time this stuff appeared was like normal for me - I thought a reinstall would help(probably some kernel bug), but now .. I don't know ... if this means that I have to reinstall Fedora every 3 days or so ....

P.S.: I have on Linux: /boot = 100mb; / = 60gb; swap = 1gb
2 hdd = 400gb+400gb; 2gb RAM; Intel Core 2 Duo processor

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Old 10-03-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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This sounds to me like you might possibly have a bad hard drive. My recommendation is download DFT (Drive Fitness Test) online for free and run it. You can go to google and type in it's full name and it will pull up an IBM site where you can download the cd or floppy iso. reboot and boot off that image. Run a full scan on all hdd's in your computer and see if that sheds some light on the matter
 
Old 10-04-2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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Hm ... I'll do that - but there's one more issue - I also have 2 ntfs partitions on that drive - and they are working quite alright ... they are not Windows partitions but the do contain data and I can normally operate with it on those partitions .. so if it really was a hardware problem it would cause the ntfs filesystem to malfunction as well, right ?
 
Old 10-12-2007, 04:32 AM   #4
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Not necessarily so. Depends from where the bad sector(s) is/are. There is also smartctl:

http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 10-12-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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JZL240I-U is correct. A hard drive is broken up into tracks & sectors. Look at this picture for an example PICTURE Please run that hdd test and let us know how that went
 
Old 10-13-2007, 08:12 AM   #6
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Guy's I've corrected the error - here's what I've done : I deleted the partitions from the whole hard drive and redivided them - but this time I created a 500mb /boot partition then I reinstalled fedora - and guess what : I already have a weeks test drive of my Fedora ... no more funny hangs and all works fine - Personally I think it's the /boot partition's fault I mean when fedora bots up it writes that ... hm ... cleaning 300 of 500 blocks - maybe I'm mistaken - but I really thing that 100 megs were not enough and during the installation process fedora just buffered overflowed that partition or smth ... at least now all works perfectly (and hopefully for a very long time
 
  


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