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Old 04-18-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
Norman53
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Mandrake update to 10.0=>corrupt superblock ext2


During the 9.2 to 10.0 upgrade there was an error message about hdb3
"The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains a ext2 filesystem then the superblock is corrupt and you might rty running e2fsck........"
which I ignored and allowed the upgrade to continue. /dev/hdb3 contains my /home and thus all my personal data....ouch.

My lilo has several entries. The win4lin entry is running the old 9.2 kernel and boots fine with access to /home, but with other problems like kmail crashes,cdrom access probs etc. Win4lin works fine.

I tried running the Linux entry (10.0 kernel) and get the same error message during boot with the 10.0 kernel:
fsck.ext/dev/hdb3:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem, then the superblock is corrupt..... " It then drops me into the root shell or reboots.

Well here is probably some revealing history. I recently added a larger hard drive, formated it and moved my /home data to it. All with lots of stress and heartache (the motherboard died in the middle of the process etc).

Did I setup the filesystem wrong? Its called LinuxNative under DiskDrake. All the other linux partitions are called ext3. FSTAB calls hdb3 an ext2. Does 10.0 require something that 9.2 doesn't? I seem to know just enough to be very dangerous.

Thanks for any suggestions. Again 9.2 doesnt have any problem with hdb3 so I know its not really corrupt.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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