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Old 05-27-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
applewax
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Unhappy Root partition damaged, system will not boot- How to repair?


Hello,

I've booted up w/ a Knoppix CD to try to repair my system. I've got two partitions that will not mount, and unfortunately, one of them is the root partition. When I do fsck on /dev/hdb5 (root partition), I get the following error: "Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/hdb5 Could this be a zero-length partition?" I get the same message when I run fsck on the other damaged partition, which is /var. I'm able to mount all the other partitions under Knoppix.

Could someone please advise what I can do to fix this? Thanks very much,

Joe
 
Old 05-27-2005, 11:53 AM   #2
applewax
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Oh, sorry, forgot to specify: This is CentOS/RHEL 4.0. Up until now, it's been running fine since I installed it a couple months ago. Thanks for any help...
 
  


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