Re: [SLE] fsck.reiserfs run manually
From: Tiscali Gary D Chance (garydchance_at_tiscali.co.uk)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 14:23:09 +0000
On Sunday 14 November 2004 11:31, email@example.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> discovered a bad hard disk, and now the system won't boot fully. Instead
> I get message :
> fsck.reiserf /dev/hdb3 failed (status 0x8) run manually!
> for each of the hard drive partitions (/dev/hdb1, /dev/hdb2 and
> /dev/hdb3) and a message at the end saying
> fsck failed. Repair manually and reboot. The root filesystem is
> currently mounted read-only. ...
> Anyways, I try mounting the partitions, but get /dev/hdb1 is not a
> valid block device.
> I saw something about vgcfgrestore, which suggested that there should be
> some files about partitions under /etc/lvmconf, but don't see that
> directory in my Suse 9.0 system.
> Any suggestions?
and so forth for each hdb 2 and hdb3. Here's some details:
I had a similar problem. I'm not sure this is exactly what you're describing
but the instruction to run fsck manually is the same. Here's what I did to
I went through everything carefully and repeatedly to try to repair the
problem to see what was wrong. I went through all the options using the DVD
install disk. Repair could not restore ext2 in my situation and said so
advising a manual repair without the -p or -a options.
Root address was corrupted, and I could to get to it. I used the installation
disk to boot initially then used its boot from the hard disk option. This
put me into root ready to enter fsck manually which seems to be where you are
above according to the message you got. I then entered:
fsck.ext2 /dev/hda4 (for my configuration)
I then just answered "yes" to each question, and it repaired with no further
problems. Booted perfectly after that. This was the result of a crash that
had unusually occurred for me. I have just started using 9.2. Other than
this minor problem, 9.2 is working fine for me. I like it so far.
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