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Old 05-02-2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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corrupted reiserfs, can't repair


i had troubles with mandrake 10.0 and twice it hanged up while shutting down so i had to hard reset it.
First time it went well but now i can't load mandrake anymore, durng the boot i have an eror message. Something along those lines :
Warning : bad format on line 1 of /etc/fstab
Warning : Your /etc/fstab does not contain the fsck passno

Then it ask me if i want the system to try to repair the disk but it always fails
I can boot into a kind of terminal mode to repair the disk but if i do fsck.reiserfs --check my reiser device it always tell me that it had no problem
I did anyway the --repair-tree and --repair-sb without any success

when i type exit to reboot the comp i get various message (i can't read them all cause i't's going fast)
However i've 2 warning like this :
Warning : no final new line at hte end of the /etc/fstab
Warning : no final new line at hte end of the /etc/mbtab
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:14 AM   #2
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Post your fstab...
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:17 AM   #3
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how can i access it with the repair tool, there si no thing as vi or emacs
I tried to open it in some way but i didn't found the proper tool
 
Old 05-02-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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use cat. You will have to copy it manually.

Now that I think about it, you must have some sort of editor available from this rescue mode...I don't know about Mandrake but I remember using Redhat, and from the rescue mode you would have to mount your / filesystem to access it, something like 'mount /dev/hdx /mnt/sysimage' then you could chroot to /mnt/sysimage to make repairs.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 04:21 PM   #5
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use cat. You will have to copy it manually.

damn i forgot about cat, maybe that's why i'm still a newb
 
Old 05-04-2004, 04:54 AM   #6
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I did a cat for fstab and mtab
I only got an internet server adress and some exotic random letters
How can i repair this?
 
Old 05-04-2004, 05:15 PM   #7
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Do you remember how your partitions are set up? You will just have to create it manually. Just remember the format of it:
Code:
# <filesystem>     <mountpoint>    <type>     <opts>       <dump/pass>
# Example:
/dev/hda1           /boot          ext2            defaults          1 2
/dev/hda2           /                reiserfs        defaults          0 1
/dev/hda3           /usr            reiserfs        defaults          0 0
/dev/hda4           /home         reiserfs        defaults          0 0
/dev/hdb3           none          swap           sw                 0 0
none                  /proc          proc            defaults          0 0
Just look some more at your rescue disk for a text editor. I know you said there isn't one, but there must be. A rescue disk without an editor is useless. cd to /bin and ls it. Look for vi(m) joe, nano, something like that.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 05:20 PM   #8
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I didn't said there wasn't a text editor i said that i didn't found one, but i mustn't have looked at the right place

However i don't remember exactly how the partition was set up, is there a way to recover it using knoppix?
 
Old 05-04-2004, 09:14 PM   #9
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Sure. Boot the knoppix cd, run fdisk or cfdisk and print the partition table. Write this down!!! If you still cant remember what's on each partition, mount them somewhere and have a look. Probably easier just to fix your fstab from knoppix as well.
 
  


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