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Old 12-05-2007, 07:22 PM   #1
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booting error

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/dev/sda6:clean; 6574 1/13118464 file, 26970410/104944580 blocks is corrupt ,and you might try running e2fsck with alternate superblock

e2fsck -b 8193 <device> what would i do to this help me (
Old 12-05-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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Looks like it was covered here at LQ previously. Hop over to this link:

But basically you will need to fire up a terminal (think DOS box in Windows), and "su" to root. From there try:

e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/sda6

Good luck.


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