Re: attempt to access beyond end of device
steve downes wrote:
on Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 07:38:59AM -0700, Stefan O'Rear wrote:
On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 03:13:52PM +0100, steve downes wrote:
I keep getting the message below:-
attempt to access beyond end of device>
03:02 rw=0 want=1898676924, limit 4883760
I get it when I open the /etc directory in midnight commander ...
Could be very bad...
Try closing your programs and rebooting your computer with the force
fsck option, you can use this command (as root) :
shutdown -F -r now
Then tell us what the fsck reported.
It fixed 4 inodes then crashed out with :-
/dev/hda2: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY
Ran fsck maually & it found thousands of inode faults on the back end
of the disk. It now reboots & the fault has cleared but so has a lot
of software. Looks like a re-install. Fortunately it's a data free
machine except for a server backup.
Thanks for your help
I'd give it a damnd good memory test first. Last time _I_ had lots of
errors, replacing everything round the disk drive cured the problem:-)
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