Boot fails, EXT2-FS Warning
Posted on 1997-04-28
I am no longer able to boot linux
I tried to boot and it appears that e2fsck ran and tried to fix
something. It failed and the system hang.
Subsequent reboot attemps resulted in the following just after the
EXT2-FS Warning (device 03:02): ext2_free_inode: bit already cleared
for inode 43047
This message is repeated twice, then it hangs. Attemps to boot from
floppy result in something similar.
Finally I tried a boot/root pair of floppies from Slackware 3.0
which succeeded. fdisk shows everything just as it should be
as far as I can tell. Moving on to mkswap I get
invalid flag 0000 of partition table 4 ...
There is another error message that seems to flash by quickly when
running SETUP, and when mounting my root partition that I haven't
been able to read before its off the screen.
Other data points:
- LILO seems to be ok.
- My DOS partition appears undamaged
- partition info
hda1 DOS C:
hda2 LINUX /
hdb1 DOS D:
hdb4 LINUX /junk
Any ideas? How does "device 03:02" map to my hard disks and/or
partitions? I'm hoping to save the contents of those linux partitions.
(speaking to self) I must back up more frequently ...
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