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Old 09-22-2004, 11:36 PM   #1
jonthelam
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Crashed file system


I've done some search on here and found some relevant posts, but no answers to this problem. I installed FC2 on my Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop about 2 days ago and everything had been running fine. I leave my laptop on 24/7 since I'm running it as my web server. Last night I discover this error message repeated on my screen countless number of time.

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Ext-fs error (device hda2) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted
I'm not able to reboot this server or issue any type of command so I am forced to cold boot the system. Upon restart the server is back up for a couple of hours and this error shows up again.

Is the hard drive bad? The hda2 partition is my / partition. My next step will be replacing the drive if I can't figure this out.

EDIT: The kernel I'm running on right now is 2.6.8-1.521.

Last edited by jonthelam; 09-22-2004 at 11:38 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 03:11 AM   #2
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Hi,
Well it looks like there can be bad sectors in the hard drive. I guess this error usually occurs because of bad sector. You should first check disc for bad sector.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 03:25 AM   #3
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expect the message to be useful for you

https://listman.redhat.com/archives/.../msg00054.html
 
Old 09-30-2004, 05:08 AM   #4
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hi

boot from the first CD and then when u land up in the shell

#fsck /dev/hda2

that wud be enough

cheers
 
Old 09-30-2004, 01:04 PM   #5
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I tried fsck the disk and it gave errors. Yeah its definitely a bad disk. I ran some diagnostic tools on the drive to confirm it. Thanks for all your help.
 
  


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