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Old 07-05-2002, 12:03 AM   #1
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keep losing data from /usr

Every once in a while (about once a month) a reboot drops to fsck and repairs are necessary on the /usr mount. I keep losing something like a gnome icon or so each time, haven't noticed anything important missing yet. I moved around the partitions on the disk (used to have ntfs partition also, got rid of that) so the unix partitions now sit on a different physical fraction of the disk. However, occasional HD errors persist on the /usr mount. That the same partition remains problematic implies (to me) that it's some sort of systematic error on my part. Question: I run X-win32 off several boxes which occasionally crashes under windows (NT and 2k). Could this be what's killing the /usr partition? Additionally, should I toss out the ~5 yr old HD?

thanks if you have any ideas, - BP
Old 07-05-2002, 12:09 AM   #2
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can u post /etc/fstab file?
Old 07-05-2002, 03:16 AM   #3
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fstab is completely generic via RH 7.2: i never added any mounts to it. the machine is just a firewall and NAT server.

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0

LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=/usr /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/var /var ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

all i can really think of is to drop a new HD in it, but something just doesn't seem right (same partition always loses stuff). it's a P233 that i've run for years without any issues so i think the MB/proc/(other solid state stuff) is solid. furthermore, it's just a standard RH 7.2 install that I never did much to other than configure once. thx if anybody can think of anything. - bp
Old 07-05-2002, 04:46 AM   #4
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what does "default" do in fstab?

mine is mostly "noatime"

i think i had a partition problem because i turned off fsck check for some partitions.

that was my best bet..

Old 07-06-2002, 02:21 AM   #5
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rw, suid, dev, exec, auto, nouser, and async


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