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Old 03-05-2009, 03:40 AM   #1
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File system errors when booting up


Hi,

I'm getting the following errors while booting up my Mandriva 2008.0 box.

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/dev/sda6 containts a file system with errors, checks forced
Inode 506923, i_blocks is 16, should be 8.  FIXED
Inode 670456 has illegal block(s).
/dev/sda6: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
        (i.e., w/o -a or -p options)
*** An error occurred during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell
Does anyone know what's up?
 
Old 03-05-2009, 05:22 AM   #2
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Hi there,

Did you run fsck to see what message is displayed. I am sure that this information would be useful to you and to anyone else that is trying to understand.

Cheers
 
Old 03-05-2009, 06:27 AM   #3
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Yes, it just shows me tons of stuff to fix/clear. I chose no for everything.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 09:17 AM   #4
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Hi there,

Did anything happened the last time you shut you system??? Was the system shut improperly???

A bit more info would be useful to know what went wrong.

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Old 03-05-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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Well, the system also has Windows XP installed. In fact I usually boot up to XP and use it, only use Mandriva once in a while. I also usually hibernate Windows rather than shutdown. Not sure if that makes any difference in terms of not shutting down properly...
 
Old 03-06-2009, 01:38 AM   #6
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Not likely. An improper shutdown would be something like a power failure. The next time you boot to Mandriva (assuming you get the same error) run fsck, then tell it to fix the troubles it finds (but only on your Linux partitions). The worst that will happen is that you still can not boot Mandriva and you end up re-installing. The hoped for outcome of course will be that you can then boot to Mandriva (and no re-install needed). My reasoning is that you are unable to access any data stored on the partition (/dev/sda6) now, so you really have little to lose trying to fix it. Since you boot to Mandriva only occasionally, I am assuming (I know about making assumptions) that you do not have any irreplaceable information on the troubled partition. If my assumption is incorrect, try to get a copy of Mandriva One (a Live - bootable - CD), boot from it and see if you can access the partition. If you can back up anything you do not want to lose (e.g.: anything that would not be replaced in a re-install).

HTH,
 
  


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