I have just moved one of my Slakware systems from a P100 into a spare
486dx4. I assumed that, unlike WIN95, a Linux setup would run on whatever
motherboard configuration I threw at it.
Two days after the move the following started to appear in the logs
(note: shifting inodes, always the root disk only).....
warning:Aug 24 15:33:47 java kernel: EXT2-fs warning (device 03:02):
ext2_free_inode: bit already cleared for inode 150156
A run of ext2fs said it cleared the problem, but they came back (different
inodes), then came a flood, then came a crash.
Its a modern motherboard with onboard IDE, LBA, 32 bit mode, PNP bios blah.
The disk setup hasnt changed from the P100; 1Gb Fireball root disk, 6Gb
Seagate UDMA data disk.
I formatted the drive as dos, and checked the drive for bad sectors but
nothing showed up. I reinstalled linux, new partitions, clean format, fresh
install from CD. All systems came up OK, but the errors started again. I took
the PC apart and checked the master slave jumpers, and changed the cables,
still no joy.
I have now been running a dying system for about a month. /etc/ld.so.cache
corrupts are common.
What could be causing these errors ? (exactly what are these errors ?)
Please save me from my growing log files.
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