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Old 10-25-2004, 04:44 PM   #1
tlakers
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Angry partition crashes and e2fsck asks if it is a zero lenght partition


Greetings all,
Got an interesting one for you. I have a new install of Red Hat Enterprise
WS installed on a Dell Poweredge 600sc. It is using a ATA RAID Controller to use a RAID1 configuration. When the server runs for about a week the server freezes and when I am forced to reboot I find that the server fails to load correctly.
I run e2fsck on the /dev/sda4 partition and I get the following message "e2fsck: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in a short read while trying to open /dev/sda4 could this be a zero-length partition?"
And I end up reloading the server from scratch.

I have low-level formatted the hard drives so I am certain that is not the problem.

Is there any cause to this? And if so how can I fix and prevent this from happening again?

any answers would be helpful

Thanks
Tony Lakers
 
Old 11-15-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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so you have a RAID and you are e2fsck ing /dev/sda4 ? shouldnt that be /dev/md0 ?

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