Root file system errors - won't boot
Distro: Redhat 7.1
While running a program, the screen saver locked up and the system would not respond to any keystroke(s). I powered down and powered back up and get the following boot up error message:
Checking root filesystem
/ contains a file system with errors, check forced.
Inode 180432 has illegal block(s).
/: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY: RUN fsck MANUALLY.
(i.e., without -a or -p options)
*** An error occurred 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):
When I hit CTRL-D, the system reboots and returns with the identical message.
When I enter the su password I get:
(Repair filesystem) 1 #_
So now what?
I enter 'fsck' and I get:
Parallelizing fsck version 1.19 (13-Jul-2000)
(Repair filesystem) 2 #_
Help please - can't get past this point