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Old 06-30-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
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Boot failure

Hi, starting this in a new thread to try and get a bit more help - I mucked something up while trying to sort out another problem discussed in the 'Seeing'my windows partition thread

Okey dokey - Here's the details of my new problem ... how do I get out of this one? The following is transcribed from where it all started to go wrong during the boot!

Checking filesystems
WARNING: bad format on line 2 of /etc/fstab
fsck ext3: EL = /boot:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternative superblock:
e2fsck -b8193 <device>

/home: clean, 269068/10944512 files, 4027182/21870481 blocks
No such file or directory while trying to open EL = /boot

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

Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue)

After typing in the root password I get the line
(repair filesystem) 1 #
Absolutely no idea what to type after that ....

AT the moment my /etc/fstab file looks like this

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
/dev/hde6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/flash auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/hde2 /home/rachel/H vfat user,rw,exec,umask=000 0 0

Cheers for any help!!!
Old 06-30-2006, 06:12 PM   #2
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Looks like you need to run fsck. There is a tutorial here.

Here is the man page.

God luck.


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