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Old 09-04-2003, 12:31 AM   #1
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problems booting up


i just used diskdrake to partition my external hard drive. i didn't do anything to my internal hard drive, however, except temporarily copy a bunch of files onto it from the external in case i lost them in the partitioning process.

anyway, now i can't boot into linux. every time i try, it tells me that there are bad sectors on /dev/hda7 (my /home directory) and drops me to a shell to repair the disk.

i am kind of clueless as to how to make the necessary changes from the shell (or even for that matter what changes to make). any help would be greatly greatly appreciated!!!!
 
Old 09-04-2003, 12:39 AM   #2
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it tells me the same thing about my root filesystem.

 
Old 09-04-2003, 01:06 AM   #3
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have you tried e2fsck to fix the file system?

e2fsck /dev/hda

should give you either errors or fix it. hopefully the latter.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 10:01 AM   #4
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well, it appears to be my swap drive that's messed up. i just tried to get in there and edit /etc/fstab and it said it couldn't open it up to write. then, i tried to run e2fsck on it and was fiven an error, saying it does not describe an actual ext2 device or there are errors on it. any way i can save this? i don't know how this could have happened. . .i really don't think that i did anything to the swap drive....

 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:58 PM   #5
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anybody know what to do? i tried to mount /dev/hda6 and it tells me mount point swap doesn't exist.

i could certainly use some help here....

thanks.

 
Old 09-05-2003, 12:17 PM   #6
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nevermind

nevermind, everybody. i was able to get my machine booting up again by commenting out the offending line in the fstab. however, i'm now having other problems, which i listed in a new thread here:

<http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=89605>

anybody interested in helping out, please feel free.
 
  


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