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Re: Is this ext3 or bad drive sectors problem?



On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 12:29:41AM -0500, Lav Aneja wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. In single user mode, I ran e2fsck -y /dev/hda7 and it
> conveyed me message
> Pass 1: Checking inodes, block, and sizes
> Error reading block 5684 (Attempt to read block from filesystem
> resulted in short read) while doing inode scan.  Ignore error<y>?

Try *not* ignoring the error.  You have got a hard disk failure in a
critical inode table.  You need to get e2fsck to relocate the inode
table for that block group.  Then once you've got your data off the
disk, replace it!

Cheers,
 Stephen





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