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Old 01-03-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy Open SuSE 10.1. file system mounting issues


I got up this morning to start working on my homework and when I tried to boot my Open SuSE 10.1. dist... I got this warning:

fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot. The root filesystem is currently mounted read only. To remount it read-write do:
bash# mount -n -o remount,rw /
Attention: Only CONTROL-D will reboot the system in this maintenance mode. shutdown or reboot will not work.
Now if I'm not wrong... because of some reason is not mounting the root file system so I can write... why?

When I try to mount it like it tells me to, I get:

EXT3-fs warning: mounting fs with erros, running e2fsck is recommended
EXT3 FS on hda4, internal journal
So, I'm about to try to run e2fsck although I'm not shure of what does it do.

If anyone can help... PLEASE! I don't want to reinstall the system yet
Old 01-03-2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Unhappy I used e2fsck -cf but...

Let dev be /dev/hda4 (my particular case).

Well after I get the warning I do:

umount dev
e2fsck -cf dev
It states that there is a diferential (33) among the file system size and the physical size so the programs tells me:

Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt!
I order it "no" and he goes on with the check ups for "bad blocks"... resulting in 32 sentences, each saying:

badblocks: Invalid argument during seek
I don't truly know what do they mean. Then it goes from "Pass1" to "Pass5" without telling me nothing in each. After it finishes it asks me for a reboot.

I do

but everything stays the same


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