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Old 02-03-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Reiser file system problem. No reiserfs metadata found

Hi i have a problem with my reiserfs file system on my storage drive.

After repartitioning to make space for a temporary NT volume i found that i was getting all types of errors from my reiser file system on /dev/hdb6.

I ran reiserfsck --check /dev/hdb6 and it reported that there was no superblock.

So i then ran reiserfsck --rebuild-sb /dev/hdb6 and this appeared to work, until i rechecked and it informed that i have a Bad root block 0. (--rebuild-tree did not complete).

So i rebuilt the tree using reiserfsck --rebuild-tree /dev/hdb6

and got the following:

Replaying journal..
No transactions found
Zero bit found in on-disk bitmap after the last valid bit. Fixed.
reiserfsck --rebuild-tree started at Fri Feb  3 23:28:37 2006

Pass 0:
####### Pass 0 #######
Loading on-disk bitmap .. ok, 13803804 blocks marked used
init_source_bitmap: Bitmap 0 (of 32768 bits) is wrong - mark all blocks [0 - 32768] as used
init_source_bitmap: Bitmap 2 (of 32768 bits) is wrong - mark all blocks [65536 - 98304] as used
Skipping 9325 blocks (super block, journal, bitmaps) 26727674 blocks will be read
0%....20%..block 12717375: The free space (61471) is incorrect, should be (2000) - corrected
pass0: vpf-10110: block 12717375, item (0): Unknown item type found [2147483648 4229922816 0x4100410 ??? (15)] - deleted
..40%....60%....80%....100%                        left 0, 9829 /sec
Could not find a hash in use. Using "r5"
Selected hash ("r5") does not match to the hash set in the super block (not set).
        "r5" hash is selected
        Read blocks (but not data blocks) 26727674
                Leaves among those 2
                        - leaves all contents of which could not be saved and deleted 2
                Objectids found 2

Pass 1 (will try to insert 0 leaves):
####### Pass 1 #######
Looking for allocable blocks .. finished

        0 leaves read
                0 inserted
####### Pass 2 #######

No reiserfs metadata found.  If you are sure that you had the reiserfs
on this partition,  then the start  of the partition  might be changed
or all data were wiped out. The start of the partition may get changed
by a partitioner  if you have used one.  Then you probably rebuilt the
superblock as there was no one.  Zero the block at 64K offset from the
start of the partition (a new super block you have just built) and try
to move the start of the partition a few cylinders aside  and check if
debugreiserfs /dev/xxx detects a reiserfs super block. If it does this
is likely to be the right super block version.

I ran debugreisferfs:

XANECQB3A57:/disks# debugreiserfs /dev/hdb6
debugreiserfs 3.6.19 (2003 )

Filesystem state: consistency is not checked after last mounting

Reiserfs super block in block 16 on 0x346 of format 3.6 with standard journal
Count of blocks on the device: 36515728
Number of bitmaps: 1115
Blocksize: 4096
Free blocks (count of blocks - used [journal, bitmaps, data, reserved] blocks): 36515728
Root block: 0
Filesystem is NOT clean
Tree height: 0
Hash function used to sort names: "r5"
Objectid map size 2, max 972
Journal parameters:
        Device [0x0]
        Magic [0xffffffff]
        Size 8193 blocks (including 1 for journal header) (first block 18)
        Max transaction length 1024 blocks
        Max batch size 900 blocks
        Max commit age 30
Blocks reserved by journal: 0
Fs state field: 0xfa03:
        FATAL corruptions exist.
         some corruptions exist.
sb_version: 2
inode generation number: 0
UUID: d6ae2957-f1d8-4ce1-8e73-f1a7cbc3f345
Set flags in SB:
I am not to sure how to go forward with what the output suggested or even if it is the right thing to do! That's why i am here for help!

Hope somebody can Thanks in advance

Old 02-03-2006, 09:17 PM   #2
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How about unmounting the partition and doing an fsck? (fsck.reiserfs)
Old 02-04-2006, 08:16 AM   #3
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the partition is not / cannot be mounted.

results of fsck.reiserfs

reiserfsck --check started at Sat Feb  4 14:14:54 2006
Replaying journal..
No transactions found
Checking internal tree..

Bad root block 0. (--rebuild-tree did not complete)

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Read the man page on fsck.reiserfs. Then try the options available using the least drastic first. For example

fsck.reiserfs --check

If this command returns a message to run fsck.reiserfs with the --fix-fixable parameter then do that. If it returns a message to run fsck.reiserfs with the --rebuild-tree option then do that. I noticed that your last fsck already said that it did not complete the rebuild-tree task so the utility may have already done as much as is possible.

That's all that I can think of.
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Check the drive for physical defects. You might be SOL


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