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Old 07-25-2006, 06:31 AM   #1
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boot problem due to filesystem

hi everyone
i m a newbie in linux and havin a problem booting linux
due to some disk error. i am using fedora core2.
the system drops me to the shell after loading GUI.
the error says sometnhing like this

cheching root filesystem
fsck.ext3isk write protected; use the -n option to do
a readonly check of the device
read only filesystem while trying to open /dev/hdc8 [FAILED]
***an error occured during the filesystem check
***droping you to a shell, the system will reboot
*** when you leaeve the shell

Give the root password for maintainance
(or type control-d to continue}:

and after i give the password
(reapir filesystem)1 #

as far as i know i think i had a power failure before
my system went mad.
i think my hard disk is hda not hdc but it says some thing about hdc8. but when i use mount command i see that my linux disk is hda7,hda8 and hda9

if anyone can help me, i would be grateful
Old 07-25-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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In the repair filesystem prompt, type:
(repair filesystem)1 # fsck /dev/hdc8
It is a interactive program to check and repair the filesystem on the 8th partition of the primary disk on second controller.
After it finish, reboot your system again. Repeat this procedure if any other disk has problems.

In the same repair prompt, type "fdisk -l" and give us the output, just to be sure what is going on.

good luck !

Last edited by marozsas; 07-25-2006 at 07:10 AM.



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