cant let this dead thread rest. I have a drive I've suspected of failing. got these same errors from e2fsck ("attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open"). no adjustments to partitions during the past week, when I was repeatedly moving data to this drive trying to see if it would fail or not <ok, trying to break it
finally, today, when I attempted to change to this directory, I got an I/O error.
fsck = attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open
fdisk = unable to read device
cfdisk = fatal error: cannot read device.
hdparm -i (small i) does return the drive specs and serial #, etc.
anywhoo, I'm a total noob w linux, but this drive has been on the watch list for a week because it kept intermittently failing during write operations or disappearing from samba. I thought it was something configured wrong, but I'm thinking now that its just a bad drive. Maybe somebody can correct me if I'm doing all the wrong things.
Thankfully, no data was lost and I'll just pull the drive and toss it.
love the forum, have learned a lot here during this slack 12 installation and configuration. thanks all!