dell 2850 initrd problem.

Ron Croonenberg ronc at depauw.edu
Thu Jun 3 12:38:49 CDT 2010


Hi Paul,

I already did that.

I have  /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 

if I run fsck on /dev/sda1  it warns about not finding /etc/fstab  but 
than says that /boot is fine.

when I run fsck on /dev/sda2 I get the same fstab warning but then says 
it can't find the ext2 superblock.
(bad magic number in superblock, corrupt super block or not an ext2 
filesystem)

This was installed from the distro, so if  sda1 is ext2  then sda2 is 
too(?).  The only thing done after the install of the distro was 
upgrading the kernel from 2.6.12-1.667 to 2.6.12-1.1381


Ron

Paul M. Dyer wrote:
> boot into Rescue mode:  boot from CD, then "linux rescue"
>
> answer no when asked to try and mount filesystems.
>
> then run: 
>
> fdisk -l /dev/sda   (find out what partitions you have)
>
> fsck /dev/sda1       (check the first partition)
> fsck /dev/sda2       (check the second partition)
>
> Paul
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Croonenberg" <ronc at depauw.edu>
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Sent: Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:25:45 AM
> Subject: Re: dell 2850 initrd problem.
>
> is it a good idea to run fsck from the rescue cd first?
>
> do something like fsck -v -y /dev/... (what ever the device is)
>
> or should I just use mkinitrd, and keep my fingers crossed it will
> create all the missing stuff again.
>
> (I might need fsck, because, as I mentioned, I saw some messages about
> an unclean shutdown, well..
> it crashed with a kernel panic)
>
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