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How should I exit from the system when reaching the point where you type your ID and password when entering. I restart my PC, but I suppose that is wrong because every time I enter Red Hat, the system begins checking because of "Incorrect unmount".
And now I have another problem. Now the system is no longer able to finish the ckecking described in the previous paragraph, reporting the following:
checking root filesystem
/dev /hdc 6 contains a file system with errors, check forced
/dev /hdc 6:
Unattached inode 313338
/dev /hdc 6: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY
(i.e., without -a or -p options)
*** An error ocurred during the file system check
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D for normal startup):
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Good catch bjc, I must have been in a hurry when I typed that. Step 1.5 would be to make sure that the filesystem is not mounted. If it it is not possible to unmount the partition (say /sbin or / is on the bad partition) then you would need to boot with a floppy. If you need any more info let us know.
I have a similar problem upon bootup. Only sometimes do I have the option to enter root password for maintenance though. The rest of the time, I get a series of errors that preclude "Code: 84 3b...", a kernel panic message, and a sync problem. When I do enter the root password it crashes also. Any recommendations?
I have a similar problem to that posted above with a Mandrake KDE installation. e2fsck detects errors on boot, reports at length, claims to have fixed the problems with blocks and inodes, but the "fix" doesn't stick. I have compounded my issue by running this install as an img file rather than on an actual partition and haven't quite figured out what to throw on a boot disk. . . I've also looked at debugfs which appears to have better manual tools than e2fsck but. . . has its own complexities.