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Old 05-08-2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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EXT3-fs: error loading journal

My Fedora installation started bugging up on shutdowns and sometimes wouldnt shutdown at all. When I start it now I get this error

JBD: FAiled to read block at offset 7829
EXT3-fs: error loading journal
mount: error 22 mounting ext3
mount: error 2 mounting none
switchroot: mount failed: 22
umount /initrd/dev failed:2
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I boot up into Knoppix and tried reading that partition and I get this error

Could not mount device.

The reported error was:

mount: wrong fs tpe, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2

or too many mounted file systems

I know there is a thread on it but I didn't really get anything useful out of it and the problem was never really solved. The guy just reinstalled Fc3

How can I get my Fc3 install boot again?

- Canyon

Last edited by canyon289; 05-08-2005 at 08:14 PM.
Old 06-06-2005, 12:50 PM   #2
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sounds like you have some bad sectors. Have you tried running fsck from knoppix ?

if that doesn't cure it then its format time.
Old 06-23-2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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Good news for those who have the same problems.


The solution I applied was :

- Boot your machine with your Fedora CD or DVD
- Type linux rescue
- Shutdown your PC the worst way you can do (for instance by pushing a long period on the power button)
- Reboot the machine
- During the boot up of your Linux you'll receive a message asking you if a disk check is needed
- Press "Y" => attention! you have only five seconds to do the operation
- After the disk check, you should receive a message asking either the root password for administration or press "ctrl+D" to continue
- Type in your root password and perform a "fsck"
- Reboot and you should have you favorite Linux machine back in business.

Good evening and have fun



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