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I had a Dell OPTIPLEX 745 Desktop, which running windows XP Pro. and Linux Enterprise 5.2 together. It works very well. I need set up another identical desktop, so I used GHOST to make whole disk image, then restall it on the identical dell computer. Unfortunately, after I restall it, it gave me error message, ask me to enter root password, then show me "Repair filesystem 1#. I don't know the reason, because those two desk top are identical. Please see the attach image.
I am brand new for Linux, don't know what I can do. I really need someone's help, thanks in advance!
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the first thing you should do now is to run
fsck
and then try again.
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The filesystem might have had open files when the ghost image has been created or some files have not been properly closed.
I guess you still have the image lying around, so you can safely try to repair this filesystem without the possibility to loose data, am I right?

Unfortunately, it doesn't tell you what filesystem needs a repair. If you only have one filesystem, you shouldn't use the "-A" flag as written below.

If so, enter the following command in the "(Repair filesystem) 1 #" shell you got:

fsck -A

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I just did. Message: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes.
Group 0's inode table at 5 conflicts with some other fs block. relocate<y>? I type "Y"
then it tell me Group 0's inode table at 6 conflicts with some other fs block.  ......... Almost the same message, just different number.  I restart the system, the same error message as the image. What can I do for next step.

Thanks!

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Repeat
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As shakoush2001 already said, there might be tons of such messages coming up. I'm a bit concerned about why you have inconsistent filesystems after restoring the image. Was the image taken online using software like Acronis or s/l/t?

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I type fsck -A:
Message: need terminal for interactive repairs

I repeat the fsck, then restart it, gives me the same error message.

By the way, I am new for Linux, please tell me full command if need me to try some, I am afraid I give the wrong command. Thanks!

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I use Ghost to make image, when I making image, I did "Disk to Disk", because there is dual boot on that deaktop. no any error message during the image making.
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So Linux was _NOT_ hibernated or running while you made the ghost image, is that true?
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I boot up from Ghost CD, so I don't think Linux was running.
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That's strange... Where did you write the image to then? On a network share?
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Save image on external harddrive connect to computer by using USB.
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Did you use Ghosts "Reset Computer" after the image has been taken?
USB drives might need some time to settle and to write all the data permanently to the disk.
Maybe your drive gots interrupted while trying to write all the data to the disk (but Ghost should have checked that when trying to restore from this image).

Strange stuff...
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Thanks for everyone's input!
I'm still working on this issue. If we don't know what happen, re install Linux may be easier. Actually I've already tried to install Linux. My problem is that I don't have any knowledge about Linux, so I try to use "Graphic installation" option, unfortunately it won't work. The whole screen went black, no response on CD ROM. The people who install the previous computer told me that video card driver didn't compatible, so he change it to more generic one. I think that also is the reason why I can 't use graphic installation. I try to use "line text" option to install, looks like it install successfully. After I type in password, it shows command line. But I don't know how to change it to graphic version, the user can't use it like DOS. Anyway, I don't know what I can do now. Could someone guide me through the installation, or show me the link related to resource? Thanks a lot!
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Is it possible to get SSH access to this machine? If so, I could easily setup this machine for you if the base system has been installed.
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Sorry I can't get SSH  access .
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If you come to the point where the system is up and running but without graphical user subsystem, we will sure be able to help you get it up and running.
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Do you want me to reinstall Linux with "Linux Text"? Then let you know where I am, you can help me to change to graphical user subsystem, am I right? Thanks!
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Yes, if that's the only option that gets you a running system again.
But I think you should open a new question for this then or dramatically raise the points of this one as this will be quite some work to get it running without having remote access to this machine.
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Yes, I will close this thread, reopen another one with title "How to install Red hat enterprise linux 5.2". Actually, I just finished installing by using Linux text. I am on root@dhcpmycomputername ~]# , if I type"/etc/inittab", I received "Permission Denied"; If I type "StartX", it goes black. SO I think that it still need change Video card driver, I just don't know how to change it from command line.  If you think that you can help me from that point, then we can start from here, instead of opening new thread. I will increase this point for this question.  Thanks a lot!
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Yes, absolutely no problem.
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I finally get solution for my problem, find right command to go in to change device driver, startX, it works. Then re set "id:3:initdefault" to "id:5:initdefault".  I am done!

Hi agriesser. thanks for all of your help!
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You're welcome.
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