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Old 02-27-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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Duplicated Bad Blocks kills RH9 bootup

While using Partition Magic 8.0 to resize my hard drive, I wrecked my partition table. The system crashed when rebooting.

After using the RH9 rescue disk, I was able to resurect the system, but the next reboot caused a forced check for bad blocks. This causes the system to
" /:duplicate /bad block[s] in inode......" and it starts duplicating

This goes on endlessly till the system hangs.

I don't know why but now the RH9 rescue boot disk wont restart the system without the forced check. Neither does the Distro. CD.

Can I stop this bad block duplication? Will I have to start from scratch?

(Using LILO as the bootloader)

I'd appreciate any advice, thanks.
Old 02-27-2005, 07:00 PM   #2
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best way to repair the disaster is to back up your "resurected" data (and system if you want to avoid reinstall), then either reinstall, then restore data OR repartition (just to be safe), make new filesystems (e.g. mkfs.ext3 for ext3 filesystem) and restore.

your system may look "resurected", but it still seems to be damaged enough for this procedure if fsck can't repair your partition.
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suggestion appreciated, and it would've been great to have backed up the system when the rescue disk restarted it.

however that restart was a one off. after the initial boot up, I rebooted it knowing that a forced file system check would happen, but instead of fixing the problem, the system no longer gets past this point at start up.

worse is that even with the rescue disk, I cant get to a point where backing up would be possible.

thank you for the reply


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