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Re: Hard disk failure, can't read journal



> On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 04:01:20PM +0200, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
> > I can not start my laptop anymore, due to what looks like a physical HD
> > failure. During boot I get:
> > 
> > hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 { Uncorrectable Error }, LBAsect=260112,
> > sector 51144
> > 
> > and then 
> > 
> > JBD: Failed to read block at offset 5864
> > JBD: recovery failed
> > EXT3-fs: error loading journal
> > 
> > then the laptop is frozen.
> > 
> > While I understand this drive will need a prompt replacement, I am
> > trying to recover at least the data in the /home directory.
> > 
> > Anyone can give me some good hint??
> > 
> > I thought of trying to mount the partition as ext2 so it won't read the
> > journal and maybe it will start, but I fear doing more damages to the
> > filesystem.
> 
> Can you boot off the install media to rescue mode?

Yes I can boot in "linux rescue" mode from the installation CDs, but I got
the very same messages when I try to mount the partition :(




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