Posted on 1997-09-25
I run RedHat Linux 4.1 on a 486 machine with all the usual stuff. This morning, I had a kernel panic due to a disk error on my boot partition, and now I can't reboot.
I booted from my "rescue" disk, and was able to mount the suspect partition. When I try to run fsck on it, it tells me that I have a corrupt superblock, and that I should use fsck -b <alternate superblock number> /dev/hda4, and suggested that I try block 8193, a common location for alternate supeblocks. Unfortunately, that didn't work.
So here is the question: Is there some way to find out where my alternate superblocks are located? If not, is there some other strategy to rescue this disk?