file system with errors

Steve Buehler steve at ibushost.com
Wed Feb 7 12:33:08 EST 2007


Thank You.  That did the trick.  This is the first time in 10 years 
that I have needed to do this.  It worked like a charm.  I didn't 
even need to edit the /etc/fstab file.  I had told it to boot with 
network support and am able to ftp the files to another server before 
I reformat and setup everything again.  I think I will post this on 
my wall so that I never forget.

Steve

At 09:13 AM 2/7/2007, you wrote:

>If you have the rhel cds then put the first one in, reboot, and at 
>the prompt type:
>
>linux rescue
>
>eventually you will get to a shell where you:
>
>chroot /mnt/sysimage
>
>and then vi /etc/fstab
>
>John
>
>
>
>On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Steve Buehler wrote:
>
>>How can I hash out the line if I can't boot past the error?  After 
>>several reboots (and after my original email), I was finally able 
>>to have it ask me for a password or to hit Control-D to 
>>continue.  Problem is that once this comes up, my keyboard is 
>>locked up and I can't type anything.  During the bootup I can pick 
>>the kernel and so on.
>>
>>Steve
>>
>>At 08:46 AM 2/7/2007, John O'Loughlin wrote:
>>
>>>hash out the line in /etc/fstab that is mounting that partition on 
>>>/var/spool/mail
>>>
>>>then you can log and in and fsck -p it
>>>John
>>>On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Steve Buehler wrote:
>>>
>>>>RedHat 4.x system.
>>>>I am trying to boot a linux system that has 4 HD's.  3 of them 
>>>>are on in a raid 5 configuration and the other one is the boot 
>>>>drive with the OS on it. When I boot the system, I get the message
>>>>/var/spool/mail contains a file system with errors, check forced.
>>>>The file system in question is the raid and is 500GB in size.  I 
>>>>let it run for several days at boot up but it never came out of 
>>>>the file system check and the hard drive lights stop blinking 
>>>>after only about an hour, give or take.  How can I tell it at 
>>>>boot time to NOT do a file system check like this so that I can 
>>>>get into the system and either run it manually or format the partition again.
>>>>Suggestions?
>>>>Thanks
>>>>Steve
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