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Old 07-27-2001, 08:05 PM   #1
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unattatched inode 262739

i have just installed red hat 7.1 and i get it to start loading and when it gets to the usb startup it says:

checking root file system
/ contains a file system with errors

it then performs a check and then it fails and says:

unattatched inode 262739

can anyone help with this?
Old 07-28-2001, 04:28 PM   #2
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Not sure what exactly that means, but I am guessing that if it happens straight after the install then:

a). You may need to try to re-install

b). You may have a corrupt HD.

BTW, when you installed, which filesystem do you use, ext2 or reisierFS. I would try to use the other during the re-install, just to see what happens.
Old 07-28-2001, 07:02 PM   #3
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This is just a guess on what's happening:

inodes contain information on where the actual file data is located (pointers). To be able to address larger files, inodes can be cascaded. Might be that your inode was such a cascaded one and it lost its parent...

means: one file is corrupt. If your system is still running it is probably not a vital one.

So I think re-installing should fix the problem there are probably even tools out there, so you can find out which file is affected and delete it and so free the inode.


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