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antic 07-30-2004 04:32 PM

Encrypted Reiserfs Fails to Mount -- Reiserfsck Fails as Well
This is rather sordid...

I formatted a reiserfs /Crypt directory (40GB of files that I would like to retrieve) with encryption (I'm using SuSE 8.2).

Booting the system gives the friendly output of:

fsck failed. Please repair maually and reboot. The root file system is currently mounted read-only. To remount it read-write do:
bash#mount -n -o remount,rw /

I've tried running fsck and reiserfsck, which says "reiserfs_open: neither new nor old reiserfs format found on /dev/hda4
reiserfsck: Cannot open filesystem on "/dev/hda4"

Just to be sure, I also checked it with e2fsck and jfs_fsck to no avail.

So, I need to be able to mount this system. What can I do?

I used the SuSE install/rescue boot to run reiserfsck on /dev/hda2 (the / system) and it returned no bad blocks -- looked ok.

badblocks /dev/hda4 returned no bad blocks found...
Still can't run it on /dev/hda4, though.

one more thing...

boot logs show this as well:

reiserfsck: Cannot open filesystem on "/dev/hda4"
Warning... fsck.reiserfs for device /dev/hda4 exited with signal 6.
fsck.reiserfs /dev/hda4 failed (status 0x8). Run manually!

I also get this

# mount /Crypt

sh-2021: reiserfs_read_super: can not find reiserfs on ide0(3,4)
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda4, or too many mounted file systems

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