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Old 02-01-2002, 02:27 PM   #1
shan
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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)
[FAILED]
*** 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
Thanks
 
Old 02-01-2002, 02:30 PM   #2
DavidPhillips
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fsck /dev/hda1


replace hda1 with the right partition where the problem is

you will have to answer a few questions, but just let it keep going till it is finished and run it again if needed



after you get it back look into ext3 file system

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 02-01-2002 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 02:47 PM   #3
shan
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This appears to have worked.

What do you mean by "look into ext3 filesystem"?

Is this something that also needs repair or a new or different type of filesystem?
 
Old 02-01-2002, 03:07 PM   #4
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It is actually the same file system.

It is easily setup and uses a journal file to keep track of disk changes so if you have this problem again it will be automatically fixed in less than five seconds.


Also you could consider yourself lucky that you were able to recover from a file system error without a journal file

look in your lost & found folders to see if anything got placed there

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 02-01-2002 at 03:08 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 02:20 PM   #5
BBoy_no_01
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Same problem...

I have the same problem but dont't have a root password!!!When I press enter it reboots,Ctrl-d it reboots...i'm planing on formating with a ext3 fs cause i haerd in this forum it's better for these kind of problems(ps:pruty dissapointed...thinking at windows - no such problems)
 
  


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