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Old 03-05-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
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Superblock corrupt


When booting I get "superblock corrupt". Have tried "fsck.ext2 and e2fsck" but get no positive results. Do I have to reinstall linux again? Or is there another way out?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 04:09 AM   #2
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On wich partition and wich booting step it happens?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 07:50 AM   #3
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I run "e2fsck -f -b 32768 /dev/hda6"
The error occurs when the systen is "Checking root filesystem /:"
 
Old 03-06-2008, 08:13 AM   #4
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There's still people using ext2 for the / ?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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Well am still there and stuck!
 
Old 03-06-2008, 09:17 AM   #6
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Well, you have to be more descriptive. Something like this:

I have Linux installation with root on hda6. The other day I booted my Linux and it stopped with error message "superblock corrupt" on hda6. I booted with LiveCD and ran fsck on hda6, which returned following error:

Like this, get the picture?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 09:24 AM   #7
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Well am still there and stuck!
And if you try to mount it, can you read the data?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 09:38 AM   #8
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Well am still very new to linux so please bear with me if I dont explain well. I had Linux (Redhat V.9) installed last week to dual boot with xp. Yesterday while booting linux at some stage
"Checking root filesystem /:'"

it gave the error msg

"The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternative superblock: e2fsck -b 8193 <device>"

After gathering some help from the net I run the command

"e2fsck -f -b 32768 /dev/hda6"

and got several error msgs to which i keyed <y> to resolve. Only that when I reboot the error is still there! How can I solve this?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 10:00 AM   #9
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I'd try to run fsck again, and again, until it returns no errors. Do you have any clue why it happened? Did you try to mount it from within another operating system? May it be your hard drive is (old) dying?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 10:00 AM   #10
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Well am still very new to linux so please bear with me if I dont explain well. I had Linux (Redhat V.9) installed last week to dual boot with xp.
I couldn't help you a lot via the Net, because you're a newbie, I don't like RedHat, and I think it's because you have changed the partition scheme after the GNU/Linux installation, so I don't help on this sort of things without being on the computer.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 10:14 AM   #11
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Did Stephane guess right? Did you alter your HDD layout? I've to agree about RH, people who love Linux often find RH appalling, I do. Besides, RH-9 you are using is hopelessly outdated. Please consider getting a modern Linux.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 12:28 AM   #12
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Thank you guys. I will get me a newer linux version. Cheers.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 12:45 AM   #13
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What distridution of linux do you recommend and can I reinstall linux without formating the Windows partition?
 
Old 03-07-2008, 03:16 AM   #14
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What distridution of linux do you recommend and can I reinstall linux without formating the Windows partition?
I was waiting for the question! The one I'm contributing: Freeduc-CD. Or a Debian etch.
 
  


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