On Tue, 2016-02-09 at 18:12 +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote: > On Tue, 2016-02-09 at 13:22 +0100, Flávio Cruz wrote: > > > Upon reset, as expected, I ran into file system inconsistency > > > issue. So > > > now I had an install that was not bootable. > > > > > > The tricky part is on how to debug such states. At that point, > when > > > it > > > is in boot-up, I do not have a (emergency) shell. The login > program > > > just loops and respawns. So, I've not found a way to debug these > > > problems. My only option is to revert back to my good working > > > snapshot. > > I've seen that happen before, where the login program just loops > > indefinitely. To fix it, and avoid reverting to a snapshot, I > simply > > mount the qemu image as a regular partition on the host system and > > then fsck it. This allows me to boot the Hurd again without any > > issues. > > Thank you Flavio. Yes. I'll try that next time I run into it. I think I'm just having a bad time. :-( rrs@learner:~/.rrs-home/Libvirt-Images$ sudo fdisk -l Hurd.qcow Disk Hurd.qcow: 3.5 GiB, 3729326592 bytes, 7283841 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes 2016-02-09 / 18:55:58 ♒♒♒ ☺ rrs@learner:~/.rrs-home/Libvirt-Images$ sudo fsck /dev/loop1 fsck from util-linux 2.27.1e2fsck 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)ext2fs_open2: Bad magic number in super-blockfsck.ext2: Superblock invalid, trying backup blocks...fsck.ext2: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/loop1 The superblock could not be read or does not describe a valid ext2/ext3/ext4filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2/ext3/ext4filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblockis corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock: e2fsck -b 8193 <device> or e2fsck -b 32768 <device> 2016-02-09 / 18:58:58 ♒♒♒ ☹ => 8 And I'm very confused because my Hurd install had an ext2 file system on a partition, and a separate smaller swap partition. I'm just going to revert back my attempt using VBox for now, to be sure of what is the actual failure here, on my box. For completeness of this thread, here's what the prompt looks like once the file system is not repairable by the boot up scripts. -- Ritesh Raj Sarraf RESEARCHUT - http://www.researchut.com "Necessity is the mother of invention."
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