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Old 03-31-2004, 11:14 PM   #1
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Hard drive and partition problem...

Ok, here's my problem...

I was installing Mandrake 10, and had to split a 130 gig partition of a 160 gig drive (which already had three partitions, 130gig, and the two other ones for Red Hat installation), effectively ending up with 6 partitions total. The installation went okay, and Mandrake will run. However, when I try to start Red Hat, I get the following....

/dev/hdd1: The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 33553752 blocks
The physical size is 16659397 blocks
Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt!

(i.e., without -a or -p options)
dosfsck 2.8, 28 Feb 2001, fat32, LFN

There are differences between boot sector and its backup
Differences: (offsetriginal/backup)
Not automatically fixing this
Free cluster summary wrong (191881 vs. really 191874)
Performing changes.
/dev/hdb1: 53952 files, 1029017/1220891 clusters

*** An error occured during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you exit the shell

Give root password for maintanence
(or type Control-D to continue): _

I'm fairly new at this, so this naturally confuses the hell out of me. What should I do?
Old 04-01-2004, 02:31 AM   #2
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Well, the message says that you should run fsck manually, so you might give the root password for maintenance and run fsck.

man fsck will give you the required syntax.

Alternatively, you might boot from the RH CD and do a repair from their recovery console, or an upgrade install over the current installation, to explain to RH that the partition table is changed from the original install.

Hope this helps.


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