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Old 08-11-2003, 12:17 AM   #1
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My RH 7.3 box went crashed

Hi all folks,

My RH7.3 box went crashed. My final touch on it was to run XConfigurator which is for RH7.3

After changing USB mouse and starting booting, following warning popup
(I was trying to make the USB wheel mouse to work. It works on the same PC on another mobile/interchangeable hard drive)
The superlock could not read or does not describe a correct ext 2 file system. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and no swap or ufs or something else), than the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running 2fsck with an alternative superlock: esfsck -b 8193 <device>

In a directing while trying to open/ <FAILED>

*** An error occured during file system check
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will
*** reboot
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control - D for normal startup)

I tried following combination without result;

# e2fsck -b 8193
# e2fsck -p -b 8193
# e2fsck -p
# e2fsck -v -f -b 8193
# e2fsck -v -f -p -b 8193
# e2fsck -b 8193 -p
etc. all without response.

Kindly help.

Besides I have no rescue disskette nor RH7.3 CD available. Where can I download the rescue disk (I have tried RH websites and could not find the rescue diskette file. What is its name to avoid download the ISO images again).

Thanks in advance.

Old 08-11-2003, 12:25 AM   #2
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