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Old 06-02-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Error 16 Inconsistent File System Structure


I have a system running FC5.
Over the weekend the system froze.
I rebooted and during the boot O receive the message
Error 16 Inconsistent File System Structure

I have booted with a rescue disk and run fsck, which claims all is well.
I search linuxquestions.org and found a few things tpo try like reinstalling the grub, but nothing has worked.

Is there anything I can do to fix this boot problem?
 
Old 06-03-2008, 09:12 AM   #2
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What type is your file system? What is the output of
Code:
fdisk -l /dev/<your-device-here>
?
 
Old 06-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 18.2 GB, 18210036736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2213 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 19 152586 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 20 656 5116702+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 657 2213 12506602+ 83 Linux


grub.conf
title Fedora Core (2.6.17-1.2139_FC5smp)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5smp ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5smp.img
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:35 AM   #4
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Okay, that means GRUB expects your "/" on the first partition (and quite small). Is that so? Did you change something in "root=LABEL=/1" (looks funny to me but I don't use labels much)?

You didn't tell with what file system you formatted the drive...
 
Old 06-05-2008, 11:02 AM   #5
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grub.conf looks like this now. I don't know where the '1' came form.

default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp.img

Since fdisk is not telling me the format type, how can I find it?

I did not originally configure this system.

Marc
 
Old 06-06-2008, 02:39 AM   #6
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Do you still have the install CDs? You might just pop in the first one, usually the distros detect an existing OS and offer to repair any damage, including damage to the boot loader.

"fdisk" told you the file system type: 82 (linux) meaning ext2 or ext3. Hum. Out of my depth here...

Well, the GRUB manual says:

"16 : Inconsistent filesystem structure
This error is returned by the filesystem code to denote an internal error caused by the sanity checks of the filesystem structure on disk not matching what it expects. This is usually caused by a corrupt filesystem or bugs in the code handling it in GRUB."

With which parameters did you run fschk?

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