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Old 08-11-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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currupt superblock error in linux box

currupt superblock error in linux box.fsck giving error.dumpe2fs also dont work.e2fsck -b <block no> also fails./etc/fstab emtry is correct.wt to do?

currupt superblock error in Linux box for partition /dev/hdb1.fsck giving error.dumpe2fs also dont work.e2fsck -b <block no> also fails./etc/fstab emtry is correct.wt to do?it is /dev/hdb1 mounted as /home.temperarily i have commented the entry for /home in is booting .but /dev/hdb1 is currupted.fsck.ext2 : bad magic number is super block while trying to open /dev/hdb1.superblock could not be rerad..etc...another super block also dont work.i have my data in it and wanted to make it accessible w/o reformating.Device is old ide hdd;help me
Old 08-11-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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I would unmount it and run fsck on hdb1 (or at least try)

umount /dev/hdb1
fsck -yv /dev/hdb1

If that fails, you could try to use the dd utility to do a block-level copy to another disk.

You may still want to post your fstab though, just to be sure.
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Also, another way to solve it:
use cd, boot from your live cd, from there create a mount point, say /mnt/temp then mount the drive into it, when it is mounted run fsck over it.
---$: fsck -a /mnt/temp

be careful with what you do. read manual first: --$: man fsck

hope this helps.

good luck.


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