Re: Emergency situation. Need help!
From: Paul Black (nospam_at_nospam.saturnine.org.uk)
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 07:14:07 +0100
> I am novice in Linux.
> I don't know what I did with my Linux RH 8.0 but here is what happens
> when I boot up the system. Please, let me know what I should do in
> this situation. I'm new to this and if you care to answer please
> explain as you're talking to someone who doesn't know much of Linux.
> EXT3-fs error (device ide3(34,4)):ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read
> inode block - inode=3457096, block=6914056
> And then further down I get:
> Checking root filesystem
> /contains a file system with errors, check forced.
> Error reading block 1441798 (Attempt to read block from filesystem
> resulted in short read)
> while doing inode scan.
> /:UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY. (i.e. without -a or -p
> So, obviously I should run fsck, but I don't know with what
/etc/fstab should tell you what your root disk is. From the error you
posted, it looks like it might be /dev/hdg4 - would that be right?
If it is, then run fsck /dev/hdg4