LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2004, 12:14 AM   #1
Nazxul
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hard drive and partition problem...


Ok, here's my problem...

I was installing Mandrake 10, and had to split a 130 gig partition of a 160 gig drive (which already had three partitions, 130gig, and the two other ones for Red Hat installation), effectively ending up with 6 partitions total. The installation went okay, and Mandrake will run. However, when I try to start Red Hat, I get the following....



/dev/hdd1: The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 33553752 blocks
The physical size is 16659397 blocks
Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt!

/dev/hdd1: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY
(i.e., without -a or -p options)
dosfsck 2.8, 28 Feb 2001, fat32, LFN

There are differences between boot sector and its backup
Differences: (offsetriginal/backup)
65:01/00
Not automatically fixing this
Free cluster summary wrong (191881 vs. really 191874)
Auto-correcting.
Performing changes.
/dev/hdb1: 53952 files, 1029017/1220891 clusters

*** An error occured during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you exit the shell

Give root password for maintanence
(or type Control-D to continue): _



I'm fairly new at this, so this naturally confuses the hell out of me. What should I do?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:31 AM   #2
motub
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: Gentoo (main); SuSE 9.3 (fallback)
Posts: 1,607

Rep: Reputation: 46
Well, the message says that you should run fsck manually, so you might give the root password for maintenance and run fsck.

man fsck will give you the required syntax.

Alternatively, you might boot from the RH CD and do a repair from their recovery console, or an upgrade install over the current installation, to explain to RH that the partition table is changed from the original install.

Hope this helps.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is best way to partition you hard drive? sunday2 Linux - Hardware 4 05-16-2004 06:24 PM
problem with hard drive partition giors Linux - Hardware 4 03-21-2004 04:35 AM
How do I partition a hard drive? yzrider210 Linux - Newbie 8 12-14-2003 05:07 PM
ok slight hard drive / partition problem general4172 Linux - Hardware 20 10-03-2003 05:54 PM
Hard drive partition problem Pres Linux - Hardware 6 10-07-2002 09:43 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:53 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration