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Old 03-11-2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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Reiserfs system crash


I am running a SuSE 9 mail server. I had a powerfailure and after this the system won't boot.

It comes up with a request to enter the root password and states that the system is no longer mounted. it states that I need to type "mount -n -o remount,rw /" and it also states that after this I need to reboot the system by hitting CONTROL-D.

I have entered the requested command and then rebooted, but it keeps on coming up with the same.

Please help
Old 03-13-2005, 04:21 AM   #2
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I think one of the most important drawback of Reiserfs is that it does not work well with NFS servers.patches like thes are available:

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Old 03-13-2005, 04:42 AM   #3
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just reinstall SuSE, if you were quick to act, you would have put your personal files on another partition, if not, a simple reinstall shouldnt effect them anyway, and another thing, dont use reiserfs, it is about as reliable as windows, use ext3 instead, as previously put reiser doesnt like NFS, ext3 has a better taste for them, if you can, copy all personal files to a seperate partition and reformat your OS partition as ext3 and then reinstall, also seems to run faster for me, but i am using slack10 not to mention that it may be a figure of my imagination...
Old 03-15-2005, 04:55 AM   #4
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Angry first learn

this is in reply to bitt_u, i think the original author have lost his mail server and you are worried about NFS?????? what NFS???? I have followed some of your posts, i think you are completely losing the point in most of them.
Old 03-15-2005, 09:15 AM   #5
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john_the_ripper please give suggestions for the problem right.
ok!! for the problem.
jacquedp, the command it is giving to enter is because it is not recognizing the type of filesystem there is on your partition, hence it is trying to give a full rw acsess. I think you have to reload your Suse 9. this time you might be better of giving ext3 that also in the writeback mode or give ReiserFS in notail mode, these are more stable. the notail option is given to avoid the confusion of some utilites like LILO. right john !!!. jacquedp,I Am trying to work on your problem.

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Old 03-15-2005, 09:31 AM   #6
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hey j,
you can contact Bryan Croft and tell him your problem. keep in touch.


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