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Re: Vaio Can't reboot after kernel upgrade

Yes, I know - but unfortunately what I was trying to do was "fdisk
/dev/hda" -- that is, view the partition table. The fact that /dev/hda was
unreadable even at that point is what made me question the drivers.


Andrew J Perrin - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
clists@perrin.socsci.unc.edu * andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu

On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Jeffrey Taylor wrote:

> Quoting Andrew Perrin <clists@perrin.socsci.unc.edu>:
> > This morning I upgraded the kernel on my Sony Vaio PCG-Z505HS from 2.4.20
> > to 2.4.22. Everything went very smoothly, until I rebooted the machine --
> > at which point it seemed to begin fine, then tried the fsck on /dev/hda4
> > which holds / .  fsck says "bad superblock" and drops into single-user
> > mode with an instruction to fix the problem manually and reboot. Oddly
> > enough, though, even fdisk /dev/hda says "Unable to open /dev/hda" -- so
> > the block device itself isn't visible, even though that's the device that
> > was booted from.
> >
> try "fsck /dev/hda4".  hda is a drive.  You can't fsck a drive, only a
> partition with a filesystem.  hda4 is a partition, hopefully with a
> filesystem still on it.
> HTH,
>   Jeffrey
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