LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
Diamantis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry Problem in Linux boot


I have 2 partition on my hd, one Windows XP and one Linux. I can't boot in Linux due to an error in mounting the partition. When I check the Linux Partition with Partition Magic 8.0 I receive the following messages:

Warning 1232 Free blocks count wrong
Error 1201 Ext2 superblock contains illegal information

Windows CHKDSK also finds some errors on the NTFS partition.

What should I do??????????????????
 
Old 01-21-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 56
Did this start after something special? Like did you only get the errors after resizing a partition or something? It could be a corrupted partition table or maybe the disk is getting ready to die. Instead of running chkdsk right-click the drive and schedule a scandisk on next boot and see if that fixes anything, I probably won't have any effect on the linux partition but I'm no expert in this area, someone will come along who knows better
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
Diamantis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
The hard disk is new and I haven't resize any partition except before installing Mandrake Linux 10.
Since I am a new user of Linux I believe I did something wrong during learning Linux, but I can't remember doing something new when I used Linux for the last time.
The only problem I ever had before with Linux was the following message during installation
error installing libpiave0-0.2.3-4mdk.i586 and libncurses5-devel-5.3-1.20040125.4mdk.i58
I don't know if this has to do with my booting problem, but for a long time I was using Linux without any problem despite the error during installation.

How can I fix the partition table?
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:46 PM   #4
btmiller
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: In the DC 'burbs
Distribution: Arch, Scientific Linux, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 4,131

Rep: Reputation: 319Reputation: 319Reputation: 319Reputation: 319
Not sure about Windows, but can you boot Linux to signle user mode (or off a boot disk) and run fsck on the Linux partition? That might help clear up some of the errors, or let you know if things are really bad.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:52 PM   #5
Diamantis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I cant boot in Linux not even in failsafe mode. I only have the Mandrake instalaltion CD's, no Linux bootable diskettes.
Can I download and write to a disk any recovery programme or something like that?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
linux boot problem emrkar Linux - Newbie 3 02-25-2005 06:12 AM
boot in linux problem pravinfarad Linux - Newbie 1 12-28-2004 04:40 PM
linux boot problem zatka Red Hat 11 08-13-2004 05:08 PM
problem with Installing red hat linux dual boot(/boot < for 1024 cylinders ) praveenb Linux - Newbie 2 02-13-2004 08:49 PM
Linux Boot Problem kfrancisco Linux - General 9 02-13-2003 09:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration