I apolgize for my first posting being a troubleshooting question...
Anyway, today I was doing a little work in KDE 3.2 on Mandrake 10 and it all of a sudden froze. I couldn't get to a terminal, and the system would not respond to connection attempts via SSH. So I just hit the reset button hoping nothing would go wrong.
Upon boot up, it said there was a failure mounting /proc, which really concerned me. It then went into a forced filesystem check and found a lot of problems, resetting a lot of stuff back to 0 and then did an autoreboot.
The next time around it still said /proc failed, so fired up Disc 1 and tried the rescue options. I can't seem to be able to mount my ext3 volumes to run fsck on them. I even took a look at the drive with partition magic *cringe* and it said my volumes were corrupt when I "checked for errors".
Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Or at least get reinstall the OS without having to reinstall and configure all of my software/settings? For the future, whould you recommend another filesystem besides ext3?
Thanks and Happy Fathers Day out there to all you dads!