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Old 04-19-2005, 09:15 PM   #1
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Messed up my fs, repairing it?


ok, here's the scenario. I thought I could clean my localhost inbox by deleting the /home/jake/mbox file. Then I started getting errors about something being readonly. So I rebooted and fsck caught something in my file system, so I had to log in as root (or hit ctrl-d) and fix it. So i did that and ran e2fsck -p /dev/hda3. That quit saying I had to do it manually. So I did e2fsck /dev/hda3 and held 'y' down for a long time, got tired of that and hit ctrl-c. I then ran e2fsck -yv /dev/hda3, and that seemed to fix it. I then rebooted, and /var was completely missing, my hostname was not being recognized, and /proc was empty. I booted into knoppix, and ran e2fsck -p again, and it said that everything was clean. Thoughts on fixing my filesystem? I really don't want to reinstall, but I will. Oh yeah, and when I rebooted into debian, nothing mounted except / and that mounted as read only. Thoughts?
 
Old 04-20-2005, 03:56 AM   #2
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I once ran into one of these problems on a Debian Sarge I maintained... out of maybe 15GB of data only 80MBs or so was saved. Only way I could fix this was a clean reinstall.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 09:32 PM   #3
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yeah, I did that today. I got my stuff I needed, and I reinstalled. Oh well. It was my fault to begin with, but I was hoping I could fix it. Thanks anyway
 
  


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