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Old 07-31-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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Angry My secondary slaved hard disk crashed. How do I get Fedora Core 1 back.


My secondary slave hard disk crashed (Maxtor Max Plus 8) (Making only a beeping sound), where I had some partitions called /backup and /usr.

I removed the hard disk, but now the Fedora Core 1 wan't launch anymore. The error message I get is:

Finding module dependencies [ ok ]
Checking filesystems
Warning... fsck.ext3 for device LABEL=/backup exited with signal 11.
Warning... fsck.ext3 for device LABEL=/usr exited with signal 11. [ 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 to continue).

No matter if I enter the root password, then type exit, or press Control-D directly, the computer boots up again, and same error message pops up. How can I make Linux understand that the /bengt and /usr are lost forever, and won't come back no matter how much I shake or swear on the broken Hard Disk, those partitions will never come back.

What do I have to type to make my Fedora Core 1 forget about the lost hard disk, and continue booting with the stuff that is on the good hard disks? (which I think is most of it, the /usr folder wasn't very important, was it???)... I read some of the posts on this forum, and tried both fdisk and f2sck without any luck... Any ideas, or would I have to reinstall Fedora Core 1 (and set up oracle, mail, and all the other stuff I had on the server).
 
Old 07-31-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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Are /backup and /usr listed in your /etc/fstab file?
I am guessing they are and need to be commented out or deleted.
If you are unable to boot your system normally, using a live CD (if available) to edit your fstab should work.

Is there anything important on the disk?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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Hey... That worked. Wonder what was in the /usr folder....


Anyway. Doesn't look like it will work, since most of the services that is shown on the boot up list fails, and now it just is written the following text on the screen:

"Fedora Core release 1 (Yarrow)
Kernel 2.4.22-1.2197.nptl on an i686

INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes"

(Then, after a while, the screen blanks out, and nothing responds...) Ah well. I have ordered a new Hard Disk (Samsung this time), hopefully I get it in a couple of days. Looks like Linux won't recover, so I will make the new hard disk my primary hard disk, try to back up what I can to some flash stick (was it flush to make linux flush it cached files into flash sticks, then unmount /mnt/flash to make it so I can remove the flash stick safely?). Anyway. Then I have to reinstall Fedora Core 1 (maybe I should try core 2 this time?), then oracle, then mail server and reconfig VERF, and firestarter, etc.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 12:52 PM   #4
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Hey... That worked. Wonder what was in the /usr folder....
Anyway. Doesn't look like it will work, since most of the services that is shown on the boot up list fails
If I understand, your system boots now but lots of failures.
It might be possible to recover the /usr folder from your dead disk.
Connect the disk as a slave drive. When booting up your computer, go into the BIOS and select NONE for the dead slave disk (tell the BIOS there is no slave disk there). Linux might be able to quickly copy the files from the disk.
The easiest thing to do might be to use the Live CD again.

Connect the dead drive as a slave.
Change the BIOS for the dead drive.
Boot the Live CD.
Attempt to mount the dead disk.
Copy /usr from the dead disk to /usr on your main disk.
A shell script to do this quickly may be a good idea.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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Mounting a old linux system

Trying a new post

Last edited by Bjorkli; 08-12-2004 at 03:39 AM.
 
  


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