I am resending this message again as after getting various suggestions, I reinstalled RED Hat 7.2 LINUX after formatting with option "fix bad sector" as well as installing boot into 1st available sector instead of MBR and everything worked fine for 4-5 days and then again while installing qpopper, I got the error message as
iat1 Kernel: Assertion failure in journal_bmap_R2ac88d7a() at journal.c:602: "ret!=0"
System halted after above message. I rebooted my system but no success as system conveyed message
"I9990301 Disk Failure or disk reset failed"
I then used Linux rescue disk and somehow able to get on # prompt and then I used
fsck.ext2 -b 32768 /dev/hda5
I rebooted my system but no luck and got the error message / inconsistency
Entered into single user mode, ran fsck multiple times but same error message.
Red hat 7.2(2.4.7-10)
BIOS DATE: 5/17/00
Drive: /dev/hda(Geom: 2482/255/63) (mode: IBM-DLTA-307020)
FYI: My system has crashed 5-6 times and I always ended up in re-installing Linux. Please Please Please suggest how to fix this issue...Is there any patch I have to apply...
Any help would be appreciated...