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Old 12-04-2003, 12:29 AM   #1
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Urgent Help Fail to boot

Hi folks,


While I was reading emails after their download from ISP mail server the box rebooted automatically and failed to boot finally. Thereafter I could not boot the box again, it would boot automatically after login to repair. I booted the box with rescue disk and tried to repair it with 'fsck /dev/hde3' and then 'e2fsck /dev/hde3' (fs = ext3) but finally ended up at;

Code: 0f 0b 7a 00 2a ef 25 c0 e9 1b fd ff ff 0f 0b 09 00 2a ef 25 Segmentation fault.

Further 'e2fsck /dev/hde3' the result was the same. I could not proceed further. Kindly help.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 12-04-2003, 07:51 AM   #2
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Problem solved

I used the boot diskette booting RH9 box
automatically. Then after 'fsck /dev/hdeX'
all partitions the box revived.

The remaining problem is 'thunderbird'
can't start. It is 'thunderbird' causing
the collapse of the box. I shall solve this
problem separately.

One thing I could not resolve;

# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hde: 10.2 GB, 10245537792 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1245 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280

Device Boot Start End Blocks
Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 13 104391
83 Linux
/dev/hde2 14 78
522112+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hde3 79 736 5285385
83 Linux
/dev/hde4 737 1245
4088542+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hde5 737 1245 4088511
83 Linux

According to my recollection I only created
4 partitions


How can a 5th partition come? Can any folk shed
me some light.


Old 12-04-2003, 05:06 PM   #3
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This is an extended partition with one logical partition.

/dev/hde4 737 1245
4088542+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hde5 737 1245 4088511
83 Linux


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