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Old 03-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Root file system check and superblock now corrupt


After resizing a ntfs partition and my ext3 / partition, I get;

Root file system check
fsck:ext2: Is a directory while trying to open /
/:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. etc etc
/ is ext3 not ext2!!

I've tried fsck /dev/sda6 and sda8, / and /home, both clean no error msg.
I've tried fdisk -l and all seems in order.

A bit stuck now, come to the end of my knowledge and all google results are just too advanced for me.
Any ideas please?

ps: I have a live mdv 2008 one cd if needed.

Last edited by rooman; 03-04-2008 at 03:46 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by rooman View Post

After resizing a ntfs partition and my ext3 / partition, I get;

Root file system check
fsck:ext2: Is a directory while trying to open /
/:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. etc etc
/ is ext3 not ext2!!

I've tried fsck /dev/sda6 and sda8, / and /home, both clean no error msg.
I've tried fdisk -l and all seems in order.

A bit stuck now, come to the end of my knowledge and all google results are just too advanced for me.
Any ideas please?

ps: I have a live mdv 2008 one cd if needed.
One of your problems is that you may be passing fsck the wrong file system type. The default is ext2. If your file systems are actually ext3 then you need:

fsck -t ext3 /dev/sda6

Check /etc/fstab to make sure that you have the file system type correct. You may have to use your Mandriva CD to check your fstab:

mkdir /checkit

mount -t ext3 /dev/hda6 /checkit

less /checkit/etc/fstab

Once you get your fsck command straight then run fsck on /dev/sda6 and /dev/sda8 from your Mandriva CD.

fsck -t ext3 /dev/hda6

fsck -t ext3 /dev/hda8

At that point you will probably get some meaningful error messages about whatever your basic problem is.

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Old 03-05-2008, 02:49 AM   #3
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I know my linux partitions are ext3 so I'll try as you suggested, thanks.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 01:05 PM   #4
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My two ext3 partitions are fine, checked out by fsck.ext3 etc etc.

But I forgot to give the last error message given on rebooting;

udevd_event[1534]:rename_netif: error changing netif name sit0 to : Invlid argument.

This one I don't understand, I have not changed any name, is udevd broken? How to repair? from a live cd?
 
Old 03-14-2008, 03:20 AM   #5
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I solved the problem like a politicien, I avoided it and just reinstalled. Thanks anyway.
 
  


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