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Old 01-10-2009, 11:55 PM   #1
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Stale NFS File Error


I have Puppy installed on an old laptop and one way or another I ended up with a file inside /usr/bin that has the Stale NFS file error. I've tried to look around for a way to fix it but all places I've looked have only been for the situation where it's on a drive you're able to unmount. At least I think they were. I certainly don't know what I'm doing well enough to know for sure. Obviously restarting the computer has been tried as well as attempting to unmount things, but I can't unmount the drive that is running the unmounting. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 09:41 AM   #2
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Boot from your Puppy CD and run fsck on the partition where /usr/bin resides.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I tried using the puppy cd and using fsck / but I got
[CODE]fsck 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
e2fsck 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
fsck.ext2: Is a directory while trying to open /

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and is 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>[CODE]

I've tried forcing it and using it on things other then / but nothing seems to be working. Any more help on this would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
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"fsck /" tells it to check the root of the running system which is the CD drive. The command should look something like:
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fsck /dev/hda1
You should be able to determine the device name with either "mount" or "fdisk -l". Post the output of those commands here if you have problems.

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