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I just recently did a fresh install of slackware 10.0 and solved my sound issues. So i thought i would listen to some mp3's I have stored on one of my ntfs partitions. Doing so locked Slackware totally up.
I had to hit reset button on box.
When I tried to go back to Slackware i got an error message saying there were bad or duplicate blocks on the ext2 partition.
It mentioned something about doing fchk or something close manually, but i do not know how.
Probably the easiest would be to simply boot to the Slackware installation disk, and then enter in the line it shows in the middle of the screen (where it says this disk could be used to boot a system in a pinch). Make sure that the last letters are "ro" I am pretty sure they are, but I am not 100% sure.
Then (after the machine starts up and you login), run fsck on the partition that it gave you the error on (or all of them , just to be safe). After that, reboot your machine normally, and you should be fine.
Now, you can't (as far as I know) directly convert EXT2 to ReiserFS, so you have a problem there.
However, you can convert EXT2 to EXT3, and that will give you most of the benefits that ReiserFS would.
Just to point out something, Be it Windows or Linux, any operating system can be unstable if you dont know what you're doing...
It took me two months to get my box stable again coz of alot of problems here and there. And as for windows, XP is very stable nowadays (again, if you know what you're doing), although it tends to screw up when you get infested with spyware...
The difference between windows and linux is, you actually see the code in linux, the community actually and honestly tell you of all the bugs they find, and how they are correcting it, and you even have the ability to find a bug, inform (or fix if you know how), and see the development proccess.
Put that asside, linux is very configurable =)
As for file systems, just stick to EXT3. i've had endless crashes and computer hangs, and yet here i am without any data loss or corruption.
just remember, its always a learning process. don't be afraid to ask questions. man pages and the linux howto's were a big help for me when first starting. you can now goto www.tldp.org and view the howto's and guides online. ohh, you also need to remember to feed your kernel. it prefers beer. j/k