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Old 10-29-2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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File system is corrupted


I am new to this forum and I know little basics of Linux. I am facing a problem with my linux server. The server is not booting and it is going to run level 1. The error is /var is not mounted and it has super block errors. Not able to FSCK on the file system. The /var is mounted on a separate partition. How to repair this file system.

Request you to please help me

Old 11-01-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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Boot from a rescue CD (Ubuntu live CD, or such). If your /var is on a raid set, I'd try to investigate with the appropiate raid tools before trying an fsck. If it's a simple hard disk, I would try

fsck -y -f -v /dev/partition
the -f means force a proper check, the -y means to do whatever fsck proposes, the -v means verbose.

But don't blame me if you lose data - if it's important data, best bring the disk to a specialized company.

Old 11-02-2009, 12:38 AM   #3
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What is the file system on your /var partition??? You can also use the file system's recovery. Check the file system, and find its recovery binary. Or post the file system here. I will try to find the recovery tool, but hope fsck has worked for you.
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File system Corruption


Thanks for the reply. Let me try this option.

Thanks in advance

Old 11-03-2009, 12:31 AM   #5
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Thanks for your reply. I managed to recover the file system using the Live cd.

You are a star mate

Thanks a lot



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