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Re: Help! I'm with mount problems...

On Mon, 09 Dec 1996 16:38:05 -0200 "Alexander Gieg" 
(agieg@brworld.com.br) wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm new to the "Linux Wonderfull World", and surfing the Web,
> I found the Debian page. I downloaded the Debian Linux, installed
> it, and used (+/-) since October, but I've not much experience, and
> an energy problem caused the system to display this message when the
> computer rebooted:
> ----------
> EXT2-fs error (device 03:41): ext2_check_descriptors: Block bitmap
> for group 32 not in group (block 1310742)!
> [MS-DOS FS Rel. 12,FAT 0,check=n,conv=b,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022,bmap]
> [me=0x2d,cs=0,#f=0,fs=0,fl=24338,ds=0,de=0,data=0,se=19456,ts=70529,
> ls=9471]
> Transaction block size=512
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:41
> ----------

I don't understand completely this error message. It mentions both 
EXT-2 and MS-DOS. I assume that your root filesystem is ext2.

> I've attempted to boot with a diskette, and tried to manually mount
> the fs, because I know that there is another tables on the partition,
> but I don't know the 'mount' program, as the ext2-fs, *so* well.

Ok, to mount an ext2 filesystem:
	mount -t ext2 /dev/<partition> <mountpoint>
>From what I see above, your partition should be /dev/hdb1. A typical mountpoint is /mnt.

But beware, don't try to mount is without fsck'ing it.
Try, before:
	e2fsck -f /dev/hdb1
And see what it says.
If it cannot fix the problems, then you'll have to use an alternate superblock, but that's another story.
If it works, you can try to mount it on mnt, check that about everything is ok, and reboot.


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