Here's a wacky problem for the linux wizards:
I've been unable to boot linux for a while now. It boots fine until it
puts the boot partition (/dev/sda1) into read-only mode. EXT-f2 then
gives a warning about an i-node with a zero bit or something (I
apologize for not being exact; I'm naturally typing this from work
where I forgot the error message).
Anyway, the problem seems to be that I need to run fsck on the system.
However, when I boot using my bootdisks (Slackware 3.0.0), I don't
have fsck or e2fsck. I am able to mount the msdos partition and the
main partition (and read most things from it!). So, I ftp'd fsck and
e2fsck, stuck em in my dos partition, and thought I was off to the
I get the following errors:
/dos/e2fsck: Not found.
/dos/fsck: Not found.
# cp /dos/fsck /tmp
fsck: Not found.
I've been totally unable to run these programs, even though they
appear to come through just fine (the permissions are exact as when I
transferred them, and there isn't an endian change).
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