[svlug] fsck on HD booted from CD???
skip at bigskypenguin.com
Sun Jan 28 15:10:15 PST 2007
Hey Nick & all,
Well, I got Xubuntu to boot again and dmesg came
up with errors on the HD, so I tried this:
fsck -y /dev/sda
And it said the following:
Bad magic number in superblock...
and it suggested running
e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/sda
...which I did and got exactly the same results.
So you think this hard drive is boofed? That would
be a bummer because it is only about three months
old. But they're more likely to go bad in their
youth than middle age, eh? Just like people, I guess.
Nick Austin wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 03:31:27PM -0700, Skip Evans wrote:
>>I have no executable badblocks on Freesbie.
> You might want to try SuperRescue:
> If you want to do something less drastic then that, you could try
> running something like:
> This is also destructive.
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<drive to test>, and see if it fails.
>>Also, I think that because the live CD was booted,
>>it doesn't seem to know anything about the
>>installed HD. I get "Could not determine file
>>system type" no matter what I with fsck.
> I'll bet it is due to the drive failing.
> I would try and run dmesg, and look for drive error messages.
> It sounds like you might have to replace the drive.
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