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Old 01-04-2002, 01:50 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2001
Distribution: Redhat 7.0 ,mandrake 8.0 ,Redhat 7.2
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file system error


every time i power on my machine and boot to linux..i get this message

ERROR:file system with errors
do fsck w/o -a or -p option

i have to do

filesystem 1#fsck /

then so many questions ...inode doesn't match,fix it?<y>

and so on...
it takes some 10-15 minutes for fsck to complete...
what might be the problem ,should i reinstall the system...
how can i correct this file system it a problem with harddrive?

BTB every time i shutdown ,i use poweroff/halt to do this... (clean shutdown)

bye ,
Old 01-15-2002, 09:32 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Melbourne, FL.
Distribution: redhat
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make sure your data is backed up. it could be your drive is going bad.

I just had a drive crash on me last week. lost a bit of work there.

If your drive gets worse and you are losing sectors ( or more sectors ) you can use dd_rescue to copy the information from the old drive sector by sector, while ignoring bad sectors.

I was advised that if my drive was going bad ( which it was ) fdisk might do more harm than good as it gets confused, so be careful.

good luck.


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