Error after reboot

Hi,
   I have a machine with RH 6 and 2 hardisk (hda and hdb). After the machine reboot, some errors appear and cannot run properly:

read_intr: status=0x51 {DriveReady SeekComplete Error}


And I try to reboot with boot disk and use rescue mode, but still not success with command e2fsck. I found that only the hdb return with "coluld this be a zero-length partition?" problem.

   How can I fix this problem? As my disk is FAT format, can I use another OS to boot it and copy the data out?

Many Thanks

kennethsoAsked:
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neostudioCommented:
well, if it is just a meanless data, just forget about it because i searched the internet and everywhere they say (THERE WILL BE NO RECOVERY), sorry man...

But if the data is worthy, I would start having this solved by doing the following..


1- Installing RH 6.2, try to recover the data !!
PS>> DO NOT FORMAT WHILE INSTALLING !!

2- Installing RH 7.2, try again, DO NOT FORMAT !!

3- Try a Partition Magic program to convert the partition to a more readable format, this is guaranteed not to loose any data while converting the partition .
after converting it from FAT to anything ot vise-versa, try recovering your data then .

PS>
sorry for poor english, but i hope you understand .

regards,
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0xDEADBEEFCommented:
e2fsck works for ext2, not FAT. Have a look at

http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/mandrake/8.1/i586/Mandrake/RPMS/dosfstools-2.8-1mdk.i586.html 

that package contains a fsck.vfat, I think that should solve your problems. once it's installed, I think fsck should find and use it, otherwise call it manually.

Hope this helps.
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neostudioCommented:
Hi..
try doing the following in steps.............

1- make sure you are > using 2.4.17 kernal ...
2- remove the APM power managment, try rebooting .
3- Enable the Promise IDE chip (it's part of the black devices section).

http://www.van-dijk.net/linuxkernel/200151/0782.html



regards,
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kennethsoAuthor Commented:

  Sorry that I know little about Linux, can I make some changes that can boot with hda only? coz my data was stored in hda.
  Can I upgrade/reinstall the RH to get data back?

Thx for your valuable comment
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kennethsoAuthor Commented:

  Sorry that I know little about Linux, can I make some changes that can boot with hda only? coz my data was stored in hda.
  Can I upgrade/reinstall the RH to get data back?

Thx for your valuable comment
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neostudioCommented:
Don't you have a lilo boot disk ??
or what we call a rescue disk ??
and btw))
you of course can upgrade !!!

regards,
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kennethsoAuthor Commented:
What steps should I do? If I have a RH 7.2 CD, can I install it and get back my data in original RH 6?
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kennethsoAuthor Commented:
I've solve the problem with remove hdb and boot only with hda.
But my hdb seems crashed.......
Thank you very much!
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kennethsoAuthor Commented:
Thanks for valuable advise
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