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Old 03-31-2003, 10:47 PM   #1
terek
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Just want to say thanks to all of you guru's


Hey all,

I recently had a problem with my computer crashing (second time in two years running, man I love the stability of Linux.) I couldn't shut down my linux box so I ended up on turning it off. Unfortunately my file system got corrupted and it told me to run a fsck manually on my root.

I am running Red Hat 7.3 at the moment and I was getting ready to install Red Hat 8.0. But then I did a search to find out some information on fsck as a last ditch effort to see if there was anything I could do to avoid reinstalling and setting up all of my files. Thankfully I found a few that showed how to use fsck.

This saved me alot of time, I intend to update soon anyways but right now is really bad since I have a 10 page paper due in English in a week and a day, and a class presentation due this Thursday.

Thanks to all of you Guru's and the LinuxQuesdtions.Org for helping me to slowly wade my way through the challenges I face with trying to learn Linux on my own.

P.S. Next time I will use the man command to find out more about a command first. I already knew about it but just forgot about it this time.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 11:06 PM   #2
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I'm thankful as well.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 12:57 AM   #3
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i'm thankful as well too

by the way, terek, which one do u use .ext2 or ext3?
ext3 seems to be more robust to unintended shutdown
if u use ext2 , consider to upgrade to ext3, it can be done without reinstalling.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 08:20 AM   #4
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tune2fs -j /dev/hdx

where /dev/hdx is your partition/device



I'm thankful too

Cool
 
Old 04-01-2003, 11:09 AM   #5
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NOT ME!! CUZ I AM A JERK!!!

no just kidding,

thanks for everything
 
Old 04-01-2003, 12:16 PM   #6
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I wanna thank everybody too. I have faced many problems since I started using Linux and I`ve always found an answer around here.
I`ve been browsing this forum for some weeks now and it has never been necessary to post a question so far... because it was already there (I took very seriously the "run a search before you post").
So, thank you very much guys!
GK.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 07:15 PM   #7
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I`ve been browsing this forum for some weeks now and it has never been necessary to post a question so far... because it was already there
I'm sure the gurus can thank you for that one. too bad more people can't start searching...
; )
 
Old 04-01-2003, 08:15 PM   #8
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search?? what's that??
 
Old 04-02-2003, 09:14 AM   #9
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Well my problem happened again, this time when I tried to reboot it It couldn't even boot off of the Hard Drive. When I booted off the disk it said my /dev/hdax (can't remember the number) was busy.

The last time I had this problem my fan on my bios was breaking down and I had to replace it. I think the reason my hard drive is failing and causing me to crash is because my bios is overheating again.

So now, the 3 times linux has crashed it is because of a hardware failure, not Linux, in my 2 years running.

I am planning on reinstalling (I like formatting and reinstalling because it reinforces what I have learned to set up,) once this semester is over. But I simply can't do that until then.

Thanks all.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 10:24 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by GKid
I wanna thank everybody too. I have faced many problems since I started using Linux and I`ve always found an answer around here.
I`ve been browsing this forum for some weeks now and it has never been necessary to post a question so far... because it was already there (I took very seriously the "run a search before you post").
So, thank you very much guys!
GK.
You are my hero...
Its great to know that you can easily find your answers your seeking by doing a simple search first.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 04:08 PM   #11
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You are my hero...
told you...
; )

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The last time I had this problem my fan on my bios was breaking down and I had to replace it. I think the reason my hard drive is failing and causing me to crash is because my bios is overheating again.
A bios can't overheat and it doesn't have a fan. Maybe you're referring to the PSU (power supply unit) which is usually the most frequent thing to break (in terms of hardware). This would also explain why your hard drive is not getting enough power, or the power may not be stable. Is that the problem?
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:19 PM   #12
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I'm thankful too. I've learned ten things by searching for every one thing I've put as a question. There's a wealth of knowledge here, and I thank everyone who has contributed to it.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:37 PM   #13
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I'm thankful too, I must admit I am guilty of posting sometimes before searching, sorry. For some reason I think my problems are specific and unique. Anyways Thanks, I now have Gentoo up and running, couldn't have done it without the gurus on this and the gentoo forum.
 
  


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