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Old 08-27-2005, 11:28 PM   #1
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how to fix my root filesystem failure

hi ,
i had a suse 9 as a dual boot with xp.
it was working fine
till, i had to reinstall xp over linux,
had some new partitions created and then repaired the grub with automatic repair console .

now grub is working fine ,i can boot into win through grub .
but wen i try to boot lin it says -
/ file sys failed
try fsck /dev/hdb10
hdb10 is my root par. on reiser fs.

i tried fsck.reiserfs it says ---
failed to open the filesystem
superblock cannot be found on /dev/hdb10
try using with --rebuiled --tree

Idont want to reinstall suse.
Anyone has any ideas?
kindly help.
Old 08-28-2005, 05:03 AM   #2
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Perhaps you might try booting with Knoppix or something and see if it can access your filesystem. If it can, back up your data.

Then try using the "--rebuild-tree" option like it suggests.
Old 08-28-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
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Re: how to fix my root filesystem failure

Originally posted by shield0092005
hi ,
had some new partitions created
hdb10 is my root par. on reiser fs.
You may need to edit fstab as hdb10 may no longer be your root partition (after adding new partitions). Boot with the live/rescue cd and edit fstab.

Perhaps this is the problem. Not enough info regarding your setup to be certain.
Old 08-28-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
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hi franklin , spoon
i hav tried booting in the rescue mode , using the installation cd , i couldn't get acces to the fs.

I hav used the "lost partion recovery console", and it suggests that it will hav to delete my all existing partitions hdb2 hdb3 hdb4------hdb12 in order to recover the new partitions , and it will hav to make partition table again.
i cannot edit the fstab as i can't get acces to my fs.

tell me how can i edit fstab without getting into it.

thanks advance


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