On fdisk i tried to delete and it asked what partition (1 -4) so i paniced. ANyway i couldn't see the command in fdisk to create a linux swap file.
Oh I've had an idea, can i use partition magic on windows to recreate the partition? as i'm happier using that.
I think what will have causd the system to die on me will be using a program called explore e2fs which i use for transfering files from my linux system to the window application (which has worked fine for over a year now).
Right just used partition magic 7 to format the swap file (this has probably screwed something up no doubt) but lets see what happens. WIll keep you informed.
Thanks alot JZL240I-U for your help, it's much appriciated (oh it's booting up ont he pc next to me lets see whts happening)
it doesn't hate the partition anymore (hurrah) but it still dies (boo hiss)
back to the origional problem
Checking root filesystem
/ contains a file system with errors, check forced.
Inode 98658 has imagic flag set
/: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY
(i.e., without -a or -p options)
now i try fsck it says
Inode 98661 oh wait it's scrolling to fast (damnit!) but something is happening, will again try and reboot. oh this is so exciting
Oh my good lord, my good good lord, the thing it's it's booted up and is runnign again!! Hurrah hurrah life is good
JZL240I-U thanks a load for your continued help this morning and to everyone else tht helped.
I'm off to go have a cup of celerbratory cup of tea and try and go learn some LINUX
Yippe, it's not busted
Nask (a very, very, happy impressed Nask at that)
Last edited by naski666; 06-25-2003 at 07:12 AM.