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Old 01-23-2003, 11:42 PM   #1
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Angry Having problems

Hey everyone,

So I installed Red Hat 8 and everything was going well for the first few days. But then all of a sudden, I got this "....resulted in short read" file system error on start-up. So, I searched very places and was told to use the "e2fsck -y /dev/hda6" command.

So, I did. It worked. I was back in. But now, that comes up very randomly. I also having problems with things just locking up for no reason and having to restart to the file system error message. It is really starting to bother me. But I haven't quit yet. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I have Gateway laptop. 1.6ghz, 256mb ram, 30gb hard drive, with Windows XP Pro and RH 8.0.
Old 01-23-2003, 11:47 PM   #2
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Do you know what kind of filesystem you partitioned with (ext2, ext3, reiserfs)? And have you been shutting down the computer properly?
Old 01-24-2003, 05:57 AM   #3
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If you've not been shutting down linux in the proper fashion that could cause disk corruption. Another possibility is that the hard disk is about to fail.


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