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Old 02-28-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Boot Malfunction, Partition removal?

I have a 2 seperate partitions on my computer, linux and windows xp. When i first started using linux ran fine, the only problem was that i could not connect to the internet. The a month later linux would not boot at all. I could only boot up Windows. I would preferably like to remove linux off my computer. but i did not recieve a disk when it was installed on my computer. The reason why i would like to remove it is that i only have 10 GB of space on my Windows Partition and its just not enough anymore. But if you cannot help me remove linux then can you at least help me repair the start up?

Im using OpenSuse. And when it gets to the loading screen the loading bar does not move. and then it takes me to the command prompt.

This is what keeps showing on my computer at the command prompt.

fsck failed

and then i would login.

and this would come up.

(repair filesystem)#

and then i entered...

(repair filesystem)# mount -n -o remount,rw /

and this is what came up

EXT3-fs warning: mounting fs with errors, running e2fsck is recommended
EXT3 FS on sda2, internal journal

i have no clue what any of this mumbo jumbo means. I am not familiar with linux someone installed it so i could start using it. well that never happened.

if you could help me out i would really appreciate it.

thank you.
Old 02-28-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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Anyone? help at all?

Old 02-28-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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The command "fsck" stands for "File-System CHeck". It is run at boot time to make sure the disks don't have errors (usually caused by not shutting down properly). When you are booting your system, it is saying, "Hey, there is a file-system that isn't working properly, why don't you run fsck manually and fix any errors."

So, after:

repair filesystem)#

Don't try go mount the corrupted file-system, fix it.

This can be done by running "fsck -y /dev/sda2". If you were more experienced, I might suggest not using the -y and drive fsck manually, but since you are new to fsck, just let it try to fix things automatically.




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