I had a lockup of my system (while running Netscape 4.04) which
required a hard reboot with the reset button. When the system came up
it auto-fsck'ed disks except that it gave me an error message on two of
my large files partitions which told me that I needed to run fsck
manually (there was a mirror process going on in one of those partitions
at the time of the lockup).
When running e2fsck manually I was informed that some blocks were
bad/duplicates and given an option to copy them with a default of
"y"es. I figured that'd be a good default but after e2fsck finished I
ran it again and it reported still more errors. On subsequent runs I
told it "n"o that I didn't want to copy the bad/duplicate blocks and had
the program delete the files. After many multiple runs I still had
errors on the two partitions. To make a long story short, I wound up
zapping the partitions and making a new file system on them.
What I was wondering was, thinking about the next time something like
this happens, where I could find out some more information on e2fsck,
its error messages, and the various options and strategies of repairing
a file system. Does anyone know of a resource of such information? Any
tips would be greatly appreciated; thanks in advance.
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