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Old 11-09-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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bad shutdown + tons of errors = bad hdd?

I had a bad shutdown on my linux server because we had a short power outage very early this morning, I was in bed and my computer upstairs shut off before I had time to remotely shut down the server, so the server shut off the bad way.

When I rebooted it there was tons of "orphane inode" errors. I should of took a picture since I don't remember exactly what it was, but something along those lines, and it just looked really bad the way it was displayed. (lot of numbers and stuff)

What dos this mean? Does it mean my drive has bad clusters now . I sure hope not since I just bought it. I know a bad shutdown in linux is much worse then it is in windows, so this is really worrying me. There's no way I'm going to pay another 200 bucks to replace a new hard drive.
Old 11-09-2004, 03:33 PM   #2
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most likely nothing physically wrong with it, a broken file system doesn't cause any damage to the platters.
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What filesystem are you using?
Old 11-09-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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ext3 I think... whever "linux" file system is (that's all it shows up as in fdisk) I'm pretty sure it's EXT3 though.

As long as it's not physical damage I'm glad.


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