[CentOS] fsck problems
Todd.Denniston at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil
Tue Mar 23 15:12:14 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote, On 03/23/2010 09:49 AM:
>> sync wrote:
>>> Thanks for all replies .
>>> Today, I did the following things,and also met the other errror message:
>>> Then, reboot the server and then boot it from the hard disk.
>>> This time, the screen came up with these:
>>> Checking root filesystem:
>>> EXT3-fs error (device dm-0) :
>>> ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block -inode=7473432,
>>> It is obvious that the fsck command maybe not to use .
>>> What could i do now ?
>>> Maybe it is the only method to reinstall the CentOS operating system.
>>> isn't it?
>> That looks like you either have a physically bad hard disk, or
>> directory/inode corruption in the entry needed to load fsck. Try running
> Looks to me as though you definitely have a hard drive going bad. The
> thing that says that to me is "unable to read", not "error reading". I'd
> reboot from a DVD with linux rescue, do *not* mount the filesystems, and
> do an fsck -c (and any other options) on all the partitions that are
> formatted. This will check for bad blocks. If there's only a few, say, 1,
> or 10, note how many of them there are, and let it take its default to
> mark, and then fix everything else. If there's a *bunch* of them (100+),
> you need a new hard disk, now.
> mark "done this too much recently"
Side question: is there encryption in use on the volumes?
And assuming you fsck ... considering "Checking root filesystem" is where the error shows up, I
a) reading `man rpm`
b) running some variation of
for i in `all the packages installed`; \
echo "looking at $i"; \
rpm -V $i;\
done > howbadismysystem.txt 2>&1
rpm -Va > confusinghowbadismysystem.txt 2>&1
and look for things that are not config files that have changed.
of course on CentOS 5.x prelinking makes a mess of things.
And then there is the implicit assumption that the rpm db was not one of the things that got
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