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Old 12-20-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
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REAL bad, need help, system won't boot due to errors


Ok yesterday I left the computer on and linux was running, while I was eating my sister didn't know how to shut down linux and open windows so she manually reset it.

Today I tried to load up linux and it says
Quote:
/dev/hda5 (my linux hd) contains a file system with errors, check forced...
and during the check it had loads of inode errors where it says something like
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inode ... was 64 should be 8 - FIXED
and it had like 10-15 of them come up. Then once the forced check was complete it says there are too many errors or something and then says:
Quote:
Press control+D to reboot and startup as normal or login as root to fix the problem
But it won't let me type anything and whenever I press control+D it reboots and then just says exactly the same thing.

Does this mean I have to re-install slackware everytime my computer gets manually shut down?!
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flz
Ok yesterday I left the computer on and linux was running, while I was eating my sister didn't know how to shut down linux and open windows so she manually reset it.

Today I tried to load up linux and it says

and during the check it had loads of inode errors where it says something like

and it had like 10-15 of them come up. Then once the forced check was complete it says there are too many errors or something and then says:

But it won't let me type anything and whenever I press control+D it reboots and then just says exactly the same thing.

Does this mean I have to re-install slackware everytime my computer gets manually shut down?!

Too many errors or something?? Could you get the exact error message for this thread please.

What filesystem are you using?

And no, you should not have to re-install slackware because it got manually shutdown. Your system should have found the errors if any fixed them and continued to boot.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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Boot the CD and fsck the faulty fs that way.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:37 PM   #4
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Try booting in single user mode:
Suppose the label that you normally type in the LILO screen to boot your kernel is "linux", you must now start your computer and at the LILO prompt, type linux 1 (the word 'linux' with the number "one" added at the end).

This will boot slackware into single user mode, and hopefully it will let you run
Code:
fsck -fy  /dev/hda5
This will usually be able to repair your filesystem.

If your computer will not even let you get to the point where you can run that command, try to boot from your Slackware setup CD, and instead of starting the setup procedure, you run
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fsck -fy  /dev/hda5
Eric
 
Old 02-07-2006, 12:14 PM   #5
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> while I was eating my sister

Damn! I thought this was supposed to be a family show!
 
Old 02-07-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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> while I was eating my sister

Damn! I thought this was supposed to be a family show!
<Ed McMahon>HIYO!</Ed McMahon>
 
Old 02-07-2006, 02:44 PM   #7
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What file system were you running that it got nuked by a single hard reboot?
 
Old 04-21-2008, 11:19 PM   #8
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What file system were you running that it got nuked by a single hard reboot?
Bet it wasn't ext3 and friends. My system hits the dirt quite
often but always comes back (knock on wood). Hope I haven't
jinxed myself. Even given that I keep backups on DVD of the
file systems. Helps to reduce pain and suffering when the
inevitable happens.
 
Old 04-21-2008, 11:24 PM   #9
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Quote:
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> while I was eating my sister

Damn! I thought this was supposed to be a family show!
I was going to say commas can be useful.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 01:08 AM   #10
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Bet it wasn't ext3 and friends. My system hits the dirt quite
often but always comes back (knock on wood). Hope I haven't
jinxed myself. Even given that I keep backups on DVD of the
file systems. Helps to reduce pain and suffering when the
inevitable happens.
I once had this with an ext2 filesystem. Guess it doesn't happen that often, but if the stars are in the right position, it can happen to all of us.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 01:33 AM   #11
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I've had the same on ext3 I'm afraid
 
Old 04-22-2008, 05:30 AM   #12
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A cannibal Slacker? Still, it could be worse...Like vegetarian!
 
Old 04-22-2008, 06:28 AM   #13
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A cannibal Slacker? Still, it could be worse...Like vegetarian!
And I thought gentoo fans are weird
 
  


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