Error reading block during fsck
Posted on 2004-04-27
Today my Linux Box started a fsck automaticlly during boot.
Suddenly it sttoped with error:
Error reading block 13565971 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while doing inode scan.
So, I entered maintenance mode in order to running fsck manually.
After fsck gave me the same error for blocks 13565971-83 and 13565985 with a option to ignore error, the one I choose.
My hard disk has a total of 18175539 blocks (80GB IDE Drive).
Is that a hardware (physical HD damage) error?
How can I be sure my data is safe?
I have received the same error before in another Linux Box, with another HD I had. How often do this occurr?