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How to fix inode boot problems

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When I boot my Slackware Linux, I get the following error messages, and then the system hangs.


VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly
hdb: read_intr: status=0x59 {DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error}

hdb: read_intr: error=0x40 {UncorrectableError},
LBAsect=2834767, sector 1048591

end_request: I/O error, dev 03:42, sector 1048591

Kernel panic: EXT2-fs panic (device 03:42): ext2_read_inode: unable to read i-node block - inode=524290, block=524295


Appearently the kernel is unable to read inode entries in a directory, quite possibly the root directory of my file system.  I'm running Linux on a 2/3 partition of a 1.6 GB drive (which is the second hard drive on my system).  The other 1/3 of the drive is occupied by DOS, which has not complained of anything yet.  I'm booting Linux from the
DOS partition using loadlin.  This is the command I use:

loadlin zimage ro root=/dev/hdb2

I'm not experienced in doing hard-core work to restore filesystems.  If you know what I should do to get my Linux Slackware running again, please help me out.

Sincerely,

Marat

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Boot linux from a linux boot disk. Mount your partition and run a fsck. This could fix your problem.
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