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Old 01-18-2004, 10:03 PM   #1
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Easy Installation Question!


Hi Guys!!

I am new to Linux but I wonna try it out ... can anyone tell me what's the correct partitiong type for that os. During installation I used Disk Druid and formatted my drive as ext3 (I thought that was the rite one!!) and everything installed correctly although it did give me a warning ... and now when it was ready to boot it gave me this ... :

Ext3-fs error (device ide0(3,5)):ext3_check_descriptors:Block bitmap for group 32 not in group (block 1351637227)!
Ext3-fs: group descriptors corrupted
mount: error 22 mounting ext3
Kernel panick!! Try passing init= option to kernel!

Can anyone please give me an idea of how to correct this??!!!
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:11 PM   #2
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ext3 is one of the many Linux partition types. It appears that the disk is corrupted ( or just a part of the filesystem ). It might be best just to reinstall. This error it gave might of been the installer warning you of the corrupted disk.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:21 PM   #3
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ext3 is one of the many Linux partition types. It appears that the disk is corrupted ( or just a part of the filesystem ). It might be best just to reinstall. This error it gave might of been the installer warning you of the corrupted disk.

Ok ... is there something I can do to check if the disk is really corrupted or not because if I reinstall it there is no guarantee it wont give me the same error again. Btw, now I remember that when I ran fdisk it complained that there were too many cylinders 5005 instead of 1004 .. I dont know if that has anything to do with that....
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:27 PM   #4
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fdisk usually warns about a 1024. This was the old limit before LBA. Theirs a few tools to use to check the disk. fsck.ext3 is the one to use. It will try to fix the disk for you.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:29 PM   #5
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That would be great ... just what do I need to do??
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:34 PM   #6
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Try putting the disk you installed linux from back in. Nearly every Distro puts an emergency or repair option into the first menu use that. When it boots up try doing:

fsck.ext3 /dev/hdxx

replace xx to match the partition the corruption is on.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:36 PM   #7
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Thx a lot .. I will try that right away!
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:50 PM   #8
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OK the output of fsck.ext3 is :

/: clean, 166031/2146304 files 784020/4289339 blocks

That's all it did .. is that good or bad?
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:53 PM   #9
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Clean is good. Try booting normally again.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:55 PM   #10
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I did rite after that ... it had the same error on.....
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:02 PM   #11
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Then you may have to reinstall.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:32 PM   #12
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Do you have LBA turned on in the bios?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 02:23 AM   #13
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Your distro may have a graphic partitioning tool you can use during the install process. Try using that instead if you re-install.
 
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Thx for the help guys .. I do have LBA enabled in the BIOS and I was using disc druid - its a graphical tool for partitioning, but I messed up somewhere else cause I got the same thing when I reinstalled it....
 
  


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