Can a corrupted ext3 filesystem be saved?
I've been running Slack 10.1 on my laptop for about three months. fsck ran at boot, which is fine because it had booted twenty-odd times without being check. However, up popped an error message saying the filesystem on my hard drive was corrupt!
I followed the instructions it gave and was greeted with page after pages of prompts asking if I wanted to fix a bad block on inode number whatever it was. Not knowing any better, I answer yes to all of the prompts and rebooted. The reboot worked fine and I was able to log into my usual desktop and backup all of my personal files to a 512Mb USB key.
However, what do I do now? Can I continue to use the laptop without doing anything else? Is it likely to fall over again? Would a fresh install be a better idea?
Any advice greatly appreciated.