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Old 08-23-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
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Angry Buffer I/O error during bootup


I use Fedora Core 2.6.12 on a Dell Latitude D600 Laptop. I am no longer able to boot into Linux. At boot time I get the message:

Buffer I/O error on device hda6, logical block 0
Buffer I/O error on device hda6, logical block 1
Buffer I/O error on device hda6, logical block 2
Buffer I/O error on device hda6, logical block 3
Buffer I/O error on device hda6, logical block 4
mkrootdev: label / not found
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

This just happened all of a sudden today. I haven't made any changes to the kernel. All of a sudden the laptop's "disk light" (the one that comes on during I/O) went into a long period of flickering during which the computer just seemed to slow down and freeze. (I wasn't able to open windows, etc.) I also remember seeing some "I/O error" messages at that time. I had to do a hard reboot, and have been unable to boot back into Linux ever since then.

Any suggestions?

Old 08-23-2005, 06:52 PM   #2
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I got $10 that says that disk is now a very expensive doorstop.
Sounds like it went bad.


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