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Old 06-04-2004, 09:04 AM   #1
davep911
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Repair damaged /var filesystem


My Redhat9 will not boot - it recommended manual repair of the filesystem.
I ran fsck and got lots of errors on all the file systems.
Eventually I ran fsck -y
It repaired all the filesystems except /var (which is a separate partition) which it reports that it can't fix. (EXT2 directory corrupted)
Re-running fsck gives the same result.

Is there any way to reconstruct /var without destroying the rest of the installation and starting from scratch?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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copy what you can out of it if anything, and back it up, then format the /var again and you'll likely be fine. there is little important there. log files and such mostly. then fix whatever error messages you get.
 
  


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