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Re: Tool for detecting partition superblocks needed


On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 04:46:11PM +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> Hi All
> I can't e2fsck my root partition any more - looks seriously like that
> partition went belly up on me. e2fsck tells me something like the
> superblock could not be read ...
> The Debian install CD (Etch) does not have dumpe2fs - which normally
> should yield information of the partition backup superblocks. Also the
> CD does not seem to offer the option of installing missing
> tools/packages to RAM ..
> Any ideas how to see or recover the superblocks? Tools on the Etch CD
> that might help for that?
> Affected machine is a Powerbook5,8a

If you are able to download and burn a CD, trying one of the Lenny beta CDs
might help. They have a special rescue mode included. I'm not sure though if
dumpe2fs is included.


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
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