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Old 08-02-2006, 03:17 AM   #1
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Hi Guys
This is most surprising thing I have faced in last 1 year. I have RH-7.1 release which got shutdown because of power failure. After going for auto filesystem check, It came back fine. however there are lots of files which I can not see but these files are there and I can cat them or even edit them. e.g. If I do 'ls -la' on /var/log
I dont see messages or cron log files. however I can do
vi /var/log/messages or /var/log/cron. Similiary /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts can not be found but i can gointo that directory . lot of files are like this.
I tried using different shells. Same problem. I did fsck many times without any result. Any clues ?

Thanks a lot
Old 08-02-2006, 10:12 PM   #2
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if it's on ext3, try running updatedb.... I'm not sure what this does completely, but it helps with the locate command.
Old 08-03-2006, 02:43 AM   #3
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perhaps your superblock has errors. try repairing the fs with the backup superblock.
e2fsck -p -b 8193 /dev/hdaX
. note that this command is only for ext2 or ext3. and also i do not guarantee anything. do 'man e2fsck' and 'man e2fsdump'.

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