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/: was not cleanly unmounted check forced
inode 40182, i_blocks is 168, should be 152. fixed
inode 178964, i_blocks is 80, should be 24. fixed
/: inode 178965, i_blocks is 416, should be 384. fixed
/: inode 178966, i_blocks is 672, should be 648. fixed
inode 477167, i_blocks is 64, should be 8. fixed
inode 607642, i_blocks is 64, should be 8. fixed
/: inode 607652, i_blocks is 64, should be 8. fixed
/: ****** reboot linux ******
/: 300813/796544 files (0.1% non-contiguous), 1376831/1592443 blocks
*** an error occured during the file system check
*** dropping you to shell; the system will rboot
*** when you leave the shell.
give root password for maintenance
(or type control-d to continue):
now if none of these show up, it will just hang at the"
You're filesystem has bitten the dust. You will probably at least have to reinstall, and at worst get a new hard drive. I used to have a flaky SCSI RAID that would do this to me. Is your drive attached by firewire?
Another thought...if you have an external drive that is connected by firewire and has an entry in fstab, you could try taking it out of fstab and see if that keeps you from getting all the errors. If so, I hope you have a warranty for the drive.
I assure you that my hard drive is fine, as it is new, and also running windows xp just fine. no it is not connected by fire wire, but it is a sata drive. i tried the reinstall, and got the same results.
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1 (have 9.2) but waiting for the jury!
Depends on your point of view and which distros you have tried. Way back I tried Red Hat 6, then Corel Debian, all gave me fits. I dropped Linux for a few years and then got into XP Pro and loved it (still do, especially for gaming).
Then I tried Linux again. Someone said Mandrake was very friendly so I took the plunge again. Well whataya know, fell right in and even picked up my network and internet. I am now dual booting XP pro and Mandrake 9.1 on 2 systems and thinking of trying another distro. I am still a complete noob at any Linux but I am having a ball messin with it. Biggest danger now is distro fever(did I make that up?) thats the addiction to trying every new distro when it comes out and never getting competent at any of them.
I have heard that lots of Linux snobs look down their collective noses at us Mandrakers but what the heck, at my age I have been looked down on before a few times.
My story is similar: not a *Nix guru, tried multiple distros over the years, also tried FreeBSD once, couldn't get any of them really working (networking, XFree, sound) until Mandrake 9.something. But Mandrake had a few annoyances I didn't like so I went to RedHat 9, which has been the best yet. Now that they're shutting us off I'm debating such options as Fedora, giving Mandrake another shot, or maybe Debian installed via Knoppix (http://www.linuxworld.com/story/32797.htm), or maybe Suse or Xandros if I decide to pay money.
And at nearly 46 years of age I'm an old fart compared to most of these kids, and loving it.
Last edited by vtbludgeon; 04-02-2004 at 11:10 PM.