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Old 09-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Corrupted file system, please help

My computer has been dropping into (initramfs) on boot up. Well it managed to boot and I am in the xserver. I figured what better time than to run like:

sudo update-grub

which worked perfectly, so I than ran:

sudo fsck -f -V /dev/sdb1

which throws this error:

fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
fsck: fsck.swap: not found
fsck: error 2 while executing fsck.swap for /dev/sdb1

So I ran:

sudo swapoff -a

and I got the same error as above. Ill run parted -l for you all. I could use some help here.

Model: ATA OCZ-SOLID3 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 60.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 60.0GB 60.0GB primary ntfs boot

Model: ATA Hitachi HDS5C302 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 17.4kB 128MB 128MB linux-swap(v1)
2 129MB 8500MB 8371MB ext4
3 8500MB 2000GB 1992GB ext4
Old 09-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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A little farther

I got this, sudo fsck -f -V /dev/sdb2 .... but i run into /dev/sdb2 is mounted. Still cant run fsck.
Old 09-09-2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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As long as your /dev/sdb2 and it getting mounted you may not be able to run fsck (file system check disk)
AFAIK your main primary partition that your distro (should be) is mounted to is a EXT 4 journaling file system /dev/sdb1:-
Which looks like your Hitachi HDD:-

Did you edit or change any of your partitions?

Did you have a power outage or a not so graceful shutdown; is that why you want to run fsck?
Generally with that you need your distribution's CD/DVD for that to run.

Run this command as 'root' and please post the output of:
fdisk -l

From what I read about "initramfs" the kernel will load this into a tmpfs space before it actually boots your system.
Is that pretty much what you have going on?

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