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Re: ext2 disk errors after install of Debian on Inspiron 8500

Hi again,

Fixed the disk problem.
Botts with disk errors but now getting interrupt Aieee error
Found all the logs but nothing of interest that I could see
Will reformat Debian partitions and try agin


> Hi all,
> 1) Where are fsck logs kept ?
> 2) What do these Partition Magic errors mean
>   a)Error 1221 Directory 913962 disconnected from directory hierarchy
> b)Error 1201 Ext2 superblock contains illegal information
> 3) Can I restart a 'bombed out' Debian install without reformatting etc
> ? 4) Are all the files downloaded during the network install all stored
> in var\cache\apt\archives ?
> I am an inexperienced Linux user. I have dabbled with various *nix
> distributions but never used it as my only O/S. I just got my shiny new
> Inspiron 8500 wth 80gb hard disk without floppy. Threw a PCMICA card in
> and did a network install of Woody
> Partitioned using Partition Magic
> hda0 (?) is a 30mb FAT partition for DELL utility stuff
> hda2 is a 20gb NTFS
> hda3 is a 30gb extended partiton with 2 logical NTFS partitions
> hda4 is a 24gb Ext2
> hda1 is a 2.2g swap partition
> I downloaded and burnt boot.iso onto a CD, booted to the CD abd the
> install process began. Woody had finished downloading all the files off
> the Internet nand was installing itself merrily (no errors) and then the
> ninstaller prompted/recommended I stop card manager services. I said
> Yes. Then got a kernel panic and the laptop rebooted.
> Every boot into Debian is now greeted with a warning/demand to run fsck
> manually or e2fsck. I do this but get messages about the fixes failing.
> Sorry I can't capture these messages (f.n.g newbie ....)
> LILO was installed and works fine, all the files seem to be in place but
> configuration of X didn't happen so I imagine a fair bit of
> configuration didn't occur..
> Thanks in advance.
> Gregor

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