LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-14-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
Romanus81
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 201

Rep: Reputation: 31
JFS Filesystem, boot fs check fails.


So what are my options? I booted into the install cd, and did jfs_fsck and it failed. I can't boot into my system. I installed a program in windows that allowed me to view all my files and folders in that partition, but you have to buy the ($500!) program to get the files. Is there a freeware tool that can help me out here? If I need to reformat my drive, that is ok, but I would like to get my custom .config file and some packages I've installed before I do a reinstall, so is there any way to extract these files or should I just reinstall?
 
Old 10-14-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
ChrisAbela
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Malta
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 467

Rep: Reputation: 87
Before parting from your hard earned cash maybe you can inform us if have you successfully mounted the interesting partition. If you get this far then making backups should be an easy task.

Chris
 
Old 10-14-2008, 03:04 PM   #3
Romanus81
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 201

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
No, I cannot mount the partition. I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear. fsck.jfs fails to read the journal file, and always exits with an error.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 05:27 PM   #4
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Tupelo, MS
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Are you trying to get into the Windows system, or Slackware?

Another thing, when I run fsck on my JFS filesystems it is
Code:
jfs_fsck -v -f /dev/sda6
on an unmounted partition. Maybe you've just got a typo?

And run "jfs_fsck -n /dev/sda6" first, just to report any
errors without actually fixing them. Of course, if your
system won't boot, might as well fix them, eh?

Whenever you issue a command and get an error, you need
to post the entire output if you expect to get reliable
answers. Post the command, and whatever it output, in
code tags.

If you just want data you can boot with Helix and get
your data from the other system -- usually. I'm just
not clear what system you can't boot, and whee the
data is that you want to save.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what to do when automatic file system check of the root filesystem fails? kayaksport15 Linux - Newbie 4 07-08-2008 07:31 AM
XFS filesystem, check at boot khaleel5000 Linux - Software 3 05-05-2008 11:31 AM
Filesystem Check Every Boot springshades Linux - Software 4 08-16-2005 12:25 PM
filesystem check fails during boot quinnk Linux - Software 1 08-01-2004 09:27 AM
Filesystem check error during boot macisaac Red Hat 1 12-05-2003 02:44 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration