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Old 07-18-2005, 03:18 AM   #1
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Failed to check filesystem

I am new to Linux. Trying to delete some unused partitions, the power went off and the computer shutdown unexpectedly.
Now, whenever I try to boot Linux, Lilo works fine, Linux seems to start and I am told that the partition /dev/hda6 is mounted. After that, I receive the following error.
"Failed to check filesystem.
Do you want to repair the errors? (beware, you can loose data)"
Whatever I do then, nothing changes.
I have tried to run the repair command from the original cd and to update the operating system, with no luck.
I would just like to recover some files and then I don't mind reinstalling Linux. How can I find these files and move them to another partition? Is it possible? If not, what shall I do?
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You can use a live CD like Knoppix to recover your files
Old 07-18-2005, 05:12 AM   #3
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hda6 is mounted so you can view and backup all your files, do so:

=type cd /mnt/hda6 or cd the hda6 mount point
-ren file2 file 66 file 34 to another place


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