SME Server wont bootup!
Let me kick this off with "i'm a newbie" ok now thats clear ..heres the problem.
I am running SME server v 6.0 on a 120GB HDD. Its been running well for about 5 months, I leave it running for periods of "weeks" without issues. Yesterday however we had a series of power failures, thankfully I have a UPS and managed to shutdown safely, however the power failures continues to plague the day. In the end my server failed to boot up.
During the typical system check on startup I recieved the following:
EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,3)): ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block - inode=xxxxx block=xxxxxx
the numbers (xxxxxxx) ascending as the error message would repeat for serveral minutes finally concluding with:
Couldn't find matching filesystem: LABEL=/
*** and error occurred during the file system check
***dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
***when you leave the shell
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D for normal start up):
once i have type the root password i recieve:
(Repair file system) 1 #
At this point i have tried the following commands
fsck / -v-y
fsck /dev/hda1 -v-y
fsck /dev/hda2 -v-y
e2fsck -cc -C -f -v /dev/hda1
as adviced on other similar forum ...ultimately the results the same. I would recieve I recieve:
bash: fsck : No such file or directory
(Repair filesystem) 2 #
and so it goes on....what am i supposed to do, continue typing in commands....I have tried just typing y through to (Repair filesystem) 800 #
I need help.
(remember the first line..Im a newbie...so anyone kind enough to offer advice please keep instructions clear and basic)