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Old 01-01-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
gmw1103
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fsck died with exit status 8 Debian Etch


On boot, I get the following:

"fsck 1.40-WIP (14-Nov-2006)
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda1^M
/dev/hda1:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

/dev/mapper/debian-home: clean, 1828/8699904 files, 467739/17384448 blocks
/dev/mapper/debian-tmp: clean, 22/100352 files, 22966/401408 blocks
/dev/mapper/debian-usr: clean, 91675/625248 files, 474259/1250304 blocks
/dev/mapper/debian-var: clean, 5918/375360 files, 180287/750592 blocks
fsck died with exit status 8"

I'm very new to Linux and hoping to get away from M!(%&@^* all together. I've read enough of the forums to know that something needs to be edited but I don't have any experience doing so.

Should anyone be kind enough to respond, please be very basic or if possible point me to reference material.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
Try what fsck recommended. Read the man page for e2fsck to understand what it is recommending.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 01:58 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, I'm not familiar with "man" page. I assume that refers to a manual but don't know how to access it. I will google it to see if I can find it.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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I assume that refers to a manual but don't know how to access it.
Open a terminal window and type "man e2fsck".
 
Old 01-02-2008, 12:32 AM   #5
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Thanks, I appreciate your help.
 
  


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