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Old 08-19-2005, 04:42 AM   #1
graycat
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CentOS won't boot - help needed for a newbie


hey all!

as a bit of a project for work and to further my learning I've built a CentOS 4 box but after it's been running fine for months it's suddenly stopper working

here's what happens: power up and it seems to start ok, but suddenly stops with this error:

Code:
EXT3-fs error (device dm-0): ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block - in ode=3735830, block=7471114
than reports this:

Code:
Enter runlevel: EXT3-fs error (device dm-0): ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block - in ode=3735830, block=7471114
and stops.

my stab at it: it looks like a harddrive error, so if it was windows I'd run chkdsk or the like...... but it's not so i don't know really lol

can anyone help a confused windows admin at all? virtual cookies or beers are available lol
 
Old 08-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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Well, looks like somehow you managed to break the filesystem, or your harddisk broke.

I suggest you
a) download and burn KNOPPIX from a working computer
b) google for "fsck" and read up on how to use it
c) boot the b0rk3d computer on the freshly burnt knoppix disc
d) use fsck to fix the broken harddisk
e) marvel at all the porn you thought you had lost forever.

Cheers
-Rob
 
Old 08-22-2005, 04:42 AM   #3
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e) marvel at all the porn you thought you had lost forever.
how'd you know?!? lol

seriously though, cheers mate. I was planning on doing just that so it's good to see even a lowly windows admin like me can come up with a reasonable course of action.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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No problem, In every windows monkey there is a linux guru trying to get out.
 
  


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