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Old 02-10-2002, 11:18 AM   #1
Dead Logic
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Unhappy I cannot enter into my Linux OS. Haaalp meee.


Uh. Nasty power outage, and the computer dropped while I was in Red Hat 7.1 Linux. I'm trying to get in, and it's giving me a message that I had an unclean shut down. It drops me to a shell after I give it my root password. Then what? I'm just staring at a blinking screen, taunting me. I can't bypass this, and I can't get into my OS. I can't do anything.

What do I have to do to let me back into the system? May you please tell me the exact lines of text I have to put in? Remember, when I say newbie, I mean newbie. I'm not going to understand any jargon you toss at me, due to the fact I don't have any linux-related information tossed at me on a regular basis.
 
Old 02-10-2002, 11:27 AM   #2
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most likely you need to check your filesystem with fsck.
depending on where your / drive is at and whatever other partitions you may have your system using.. it will be a something like this :

fsck /dev/hda1

check out this link for the man pages on fsck. http://linux.ctyme.com/man/man0594.htm
 
Old 02-13-2002, 02:01 PM   #3
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hey ive had the same problem but the message told me that efsck2 would have to be used instead... i tried that same convention efsck2 /dev/hdaX but i got a bad command name... any idea why?
 
Old 02-13-2002, 09:31 PM   #4
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i had the same problem foollow the instructions on teh screen and use fdcis or whta ever it is and it should repair the system
 
Old 02-14-2002, 08:15 AM   #5
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what is fdcis?
 
Old 02-14-2002, 08:15 AM   #6
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what is fdcis?
 
Old 02-14-2002, 11:13 AM   #7
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fsck
 
Old 02-14-2002, 10:39 PM   #8
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oh lol... ok...
 
Old 02-15-2002, 12:47 PM   #9
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Just boot from a red hat 2.0 cd and upgrade to 2.0 it has ext3 file system it is journaling so fsck doesn't need to be used at all hopefully!!!
 
Old 02-15-2002, 12:47 PM   #10
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Just boot from a red hat 2.0 cd and upgrade to 2.0 it has ext3 file system it is journaling so fsck doesn't need to be used at all hopefully!!!
 
Old 02-15-2002, 12:50 PM   #11
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? 2.0??
 
Old 02-15-2002, 01:51 PM   #12
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Sorry 7.2 !! Need coffee!!!
 
Old 02-15-2002, 01:54 PM   #13
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When you run the installer it will ask if you want to upgrade to 7.2 then ask if you want to change the file system to ext3. Just say yes and upgrade.
 
Old 02-15-2002, 04:30 PM   #14
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hey is there a command similar to mke2fs for creating ext3 file systems on new partitions?
 
Old 02-15-2002, 04:30 PM   #15
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hey is there a command similar to mke2fs for creating ext3 file systems on new partitions?
 
  


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