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Old 01-10-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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question marks show when doing ll


Hello,

I did an "ll" and this is what I see:

drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jan 10 09:55 lost+found
?------ ? ? ? ? ? mount

What are the question marks about?

Thanks,
Mimi
 
Old 01-10-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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Most likely some fs corruption. What file-system is that on?
Can you stat the file?


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Old 01-11-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
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Hello,

Since I'm a newbie, I'm assuming you meant for me to do a stat -f <filename>. ?? The FS type is ext3. When I did the stat -f filename command, I got this:
stat: cannot read file system information for '<filename>': Input/output error

I also tried removing the file (if that's what it is), and I get this error:
rm: cannot lstat '<name>': Input/output error

Then if I try to remove it using rmdir <name>, I get this error:
rmdir: '<name>': Not a directory

How do I get rid of it??

Thank you

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Old 01-11-2008, 02:18 PM   #4
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The input/output error is a worry. Chances are there's bad
hardware involved. Can you check the output of dmesg after
you try the rm (again)?


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Old 01-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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Hi Tink,

Nothing in dmesg after trying the rm command again.

MM
 
Old 01-11-2008, 03:43 PM   #6
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Hi Tink,

Nothing in dmesg after trying the rm command again.

MM
But you're still getting the input/output error when doing it?
 
Old 01-11-2008, 04:29 PM   #7
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Yes, I am.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 04:58 PM   #8
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I'd boot from some LiveCD and run fsck on that filesystem.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 03:45 PM   #9
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I did a rm -f <name> and that force-removed it.
 
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And the fsck from a live-CD? A forced removal of an unwanted file is certainly OK,
but I'd be concerned about the data integrity none the less...



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