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Old 11-23-2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy ext2 Superblock Error


I am trying to resize my Linux partition so I can have some more room for Windows.

I tried doing this before, and it gave me an error. Said there was something wrong with the data. So I go back to Windows, open Partition Magic, and check the Linux partition for errors. This is the exact error message: "Error # 1201: Ex2 superblock contains illegial information". Then under that it says "Block 181038 has incorrect block count". How can I fix this? Thanks for the help.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 01:22 AM   #2
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Did you try to check your partition with fsck ?
Which commands/software did you use to resize your partition ?
 
Old 11-24-2005, 09:56 AM   #3
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No, I don't even know what fsck is. Other than being very close to a swear word.

I used Partition Magic 8 - I just right-clicked the Linux partition and hit "resize". Made it smaller (about 200-300 mb) and it gave me the error. Nothing happened. But I can still boot into Linux.

Thank you for the quick reply. I asked this same question at protonic.com and it's taking them weeks.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 10:00 AM   #4
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Code:
fsck /dev/hdxy   [with x=device, y=partition]
man fsck
You'll have guessed by now, that it checks your file system(s)...

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Old 11-24-2005, 10:37 AM   #5
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All right. So, for example, fsck /dev/hda2, right?

And that will fix the errors?
 
Old 11-24-2005, 01:04 PM   #6
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Depends on the error.... and you might have to add some parameters (see "man fsck" for all possible options).
 
Old 11-26-2005, 12:07 PM   #7
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Woo hoo! Got a live linux running, did fsck /dev/hdc6, and fixed like 15 problems. Thanks for the help.
 
  


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