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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:38 am    Post subject: major ext3 problems after reboot Reply with quote

OK - heres what happened. I tried installing from the 2004.3 CD ages ago - and got as far as extracting all the files onto my root partition before I realised that my network card wasn't supported by the kernel version the livecd was running. And so I waited, until the 2005.0 livecd came out, and it did recognise my network card. To cut a long story short, I reformatted the root partition as ext3 to wipe everything and started again. When I mounted the partition from the installer, I got this message, which I pretty much ignored:
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EXT2-fs warning (device hda7): ext2_fill_super: mounting ext3 filesystem as ext2


So, I extracted everything, emerged everything, and restarted. GRUB had worked, and I booted into my new system. Here's what happened:
Code:
*Checking root filesystem...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda7
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternative superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

*Filesystem couldn't be fixed

Any suggestions? I'd rather not have to start everything all over again - but I would if there isn't another option. My partitions are like this:
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hda1  ntfs  Windows XP
hda4  extended
hda5  ext2  Boot
hda6  swap Swap
hda7  ext3  Root

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post your /etc/fstab?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maedhros wrote:
Can you post your /etc/fstab?

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<fs>         <mountpoint>   <type>   <opts>      <dump/pass>
/dev/hda5      /boot      ext2   noauto,noatime   1 1
/dev/hda7      /      ext3   noatime      0 0
/dev/hda6      none      swap   sw      0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0   /mnt/cdrom   auto   noauto,ro   0 0
/dev/fd0      /mnt/floppy   auto   noauto      0 0

none         /proc      proc   defaults   0 0

none         /dev/shm   tmpfs   defaults   0 0
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry that the formatting is nailed - also - the kernel is 2.6.11-gentoo-r4
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: major ext3 problems after reboot Reply with quote

ljrmorgan wrote:

So, I extracted everything, emerged everything, and restarted. GRUB had worked, and I booted into my new system. Here's what happened:
Code:
*Checking root filesystem...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda7
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternative superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

*Filesystem couldn't be fixed



That error message is only displayed if you do not have installed properly e2fsprogs
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerge e2fsprogs

If problem persists, run command that is suggested (e2fsck -b 8193 <device>)... However I don't think superblock is broked in this case.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I emerged e2fsprogs - and I still get the same error.

I forgot to mention before that I also get this, before all the filesystem error messages:
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*Starting devfsd
/sbin/rc: line 271: /sbin/devfsd: No such file or directory


I didn't think the e2fsprogs would work - though it probably is important - as that wouldn't explain the error I get when mounting the partition using the live cd. What is a superblock anyway? What does it do?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've exactly the same problem and i don't know what i made wrong because i have a running gentoo machine and today i wanted to install it on my laptop and the same problems appeared!
But my output is a bit more concrete:

Code:

*Checking root filesystem...
ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/hda7 is mounted
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda7
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternative superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

*Filesystem couldn't be fixed
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha! Please see this topic: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-315935.html

Moved from Installing Gentoo.
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