[svlug] hard drive errors and now lost files with ext3fs
akpm at zip.com.au
Tue Mar 26 23:10:13 PST 2002
Daevid Vincent wrote:
> i came home today to see that my (fairly stock) RH7.2 box was only
> responding to pings and nothing else.
> i rebooted and it made me fsck manually. i typed 'y' to all the prompts for
> whacky inodes and stuff.
If e2fsck did that, then the filesystem is probably being mounted
as ext2, not ext3. For ext3 it will just recover the journal, no
fuss. Check the filesystem types in /proc/mounts - sometimes /etc/mtab
tells lies about the root filesystem type.
If it _is_ being mounted as ext2 then probably it's time to futz
with your initrd setup, or just compile a kernel with ext3
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