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Old 04-15-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
xenia
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Booting Slackware 9.1 errors


Hi.I have installed Slackware 9.1 in my computer(I'm using ext2).I shut down my computer inappropriately and now I'm getting in the beginning

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/dev/hda3 contains a file system with errors check forced.
Inode 753554 has illegal block(s)
/dev/hde6: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY. (ie., without -a or -p options
Type control-d to proceed with normal startup,
(or give root password for system maintenence):
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I've read a similar thread about the same problem in the forum , but my problem is that at the prompt

Type control-d to proceed with normal startup,
(or give root password for system maintenence):

whatever I type (e.x /sbin/e2fsck) it doesn't seem to get any of the characters that I type(they don't appear on the screen, it's as if I'm not typing anything).I control-d and it doesn't seem to respond.I don't know if I have described my problem clearly enough.

I don't know what to do.I would be gratefull if someone could help me.Thanx in advance.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 02:20 PM   #2
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try booting with the install disk in the cd drive -
at the install prompt type -->
linux root=/dev/hda3 ro single

assuming your install was entirely on /dev/hda3; this simply points to the location of the kernel...

in single user mode (run level 1) try the [e2]fsck
 
Old 04-15-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thanx for the quick reply.
The problem is that I'm out of town and I don't have the cd with me.
Isn't there any other solution??
 
Old 04-16-2004, 10:31 AM   #4
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you can pass 'single user' parm thru grub or lilo.
in grub when the prompt appears put your selection on slackware and hit 'e' for edit boot command. i think you can type 'single' there.

in lilo it may be (at boot linux single.

google for details ...

HTH
 
Old 04-16-2004, 11:10 AM   #5
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Did you put the root password in?

If you are trying to type "/sbin/e2fsck" at that prompt, it isn't going to work because you didn't put in the password first. Also, it wouldn't show what you are typing because Linux doesn't show anything in a password prompt.
 
  


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