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Re: Error 16: Inconsistent filesystem structure



Doug Purdy wrote:
I installed Fedora 7 from Christopher Negus' Fedora 7 and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux Bible book, left it a week, and then spent a few hours
trying to figure it out before I let it update. After the reboot it
complains of Inconsistent filesystem structure, offers two kernels and
"Other" in Grub but will only boot "Other." I don't see what is
inconsistent. Suggestions appreciated.

Here's what it says:

root (hd1,1)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type is 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.22.9-91.fc7 ro root=dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb
quiet
? typo or missing / between = and dev    /\
? did you mean to be using LVM {should be type 8e}
? did it run out of space on /boot

   [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00, size=0x1d4854]

Error 16: Inconsistent filesystem structure
It doesn't understand the disk.
Make sure the disk is logically sound with:
- boot rescue cd or dvd with: linux rescue
- don't mount your partitions
- fsck -f /dev/sda1 (and 2 and so on)

Selecting either Fedora kernel just repeats the above.

Fedora is installed on the second ATA drive in the machine. It was an
NTFS disk but Fedora wouldn't install until I used fdisk and mk2fs with
the book's Fedora Live CD and I created ext3 partitions which I had
marked as type 83. Then anaconda did a uneventful full install.

Which disk and partition is grub installed to ?

Can you boot the cd to get into rescue mode ?
What partitions are where {fdisk -l} ?

DaveT.


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