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Re: bad FS errors after (almost) every boot


when I installed Debian 1.1 about 6 months ago I had filesystem corruption
problems during and after installation. My box had a NCR53c810 on-board
SCSI adapter so I had to use one of the special boot disks. After
fighting with the installation for a couple of days I realized that
the boot disks for the NCR53c810 had a kernel compiled with some parameters
that caused problems in my hardware setup. I solved the problem by
creating a boot disk (using the bootdisk package) with a kernel customized
for my hardware.

Now, my system has been up and running for half a year with no problems
at all. I also upgraded succesfully to 1.2.

Why don't you try re-installing with a custom boot disk that has a custom
kernel just for you hardware?



> I am gradually getting desperate.
> Almost every time I turn on my linux box e2fsck finds massive errors.
> Often times somewhere under /usr/lib/terminfo.  I have no idea what
> I could be doing wrong.  I always shutdown my system with a proper
> shutdown or halt command.
> Here is a short description of my setup:
> I am using 2 x 2GB Quantum SCSI HDs.
> On the first there is a Win95, a Win3.11 partition and 2 FAT data
> partitions.  At the very end of this HD there is the OS/2 Boot Manager.
> On the second HD, there is another Win 3.11 partition (primary partition)
> and the root, var and swap partitions for Linux.  /home is a link to
> /var/home, /usr is on the root partition.  Hm, did I forget anything
> important?  Oh, yes, I've got the Debian 1.2.4 distribution installed.
> At first, I thought that Win95 is the reason for this behavior, but
> in the meantime I found that I get these errors even if I didn't
> boot any other OS in between.  So there must be something else wrong.
> Two days ago it became even worse:  I got fs errors while the system
> was running.  All kinds of bad message appeared in my console.  I wanted
> to save them so I could tell you the exact words here, but all I got
> was "Cannot save, fatal fs errors" or something similar. :-(
> Please help, I have no idea how to fix this!
> Thanks so much in advance,
>  Andy.
> ____________________________________________________________________
>  Andy Spiegl, PhD Student, Technical University, Muenchen, Germany
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Eloy A. Paris
Information Technology Department
Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9430323

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