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Old 01-12-2002, 01:07 AM   #1
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FileSystem failure


I am a Linux newbie ( RedHat 7.2). When I was working on Linux, the power went of suddenly and I have no UPS, so I could not reboot.

Next time, when I booted to Linux, it gave a file system error message and would not load the file system and proceed.

What should I do to rectify this problem and enter into Linux.

Old 01-12-2002, 02:22 AM   #2
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specifics please


did you get a kernel panic or did it ask you for the root password for system maintenance.

if it's the latter type your root passwd and
run fsck on the / filesystem. 95% of the time fsck will repair the filesystem. to check /dev/hda2
fsck /dev/hda2. answer yes to run fsck on the mounted fs. there won't be a problem cos u r running in single user mode.
after the fsck has finished you can type exit and the system will reboot.
if it's a kernel panic it's more serious.
just post the exact error message and i'll see if i can help.

regards penseur2
Old 01-12-2002, 08:35 AM   #3
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yeah if it asked you for root passwd (single user mode) then run fsck /dec/hd?? with your disk and partition nmber. That should fix it. If you cant get to single user mode then (if ur booting with lilo) you should be able to pass that command to your kernel at boot, check RH documentation. If it's kernel panic then the kernel can not find root or some of kernel's components necessary to boot the system. Look what is the last thing loaded before u got kernel panic and post it so we can see what caused kernel panic (was partition table check, mounting of some partition, etc..)
Hope that helps


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