***** HELP PLEASE Linux RH5.1 won't boot
I've had RH5.1 Linux on my system for some time. Now it won't boot up
with several errors. I think the drivers I enabled for OS/2 to read
Linux in R/W mode, might have corrupted something. Even though I
never wrote to the EXT2 partition, OS/2 writes EA files and such. My
linux partition is /dev/hdb1.
Linux starts to boot, but then the errors start. Among them, are:
Attempt to access beyond end of device
Unable to read superblock
checktime reached, running e2fsck is recommended
hdb: media changed
hdb: packet command error: status 0x51 errors 0x00, 0x50
hdb: code 0x70 key 0x05 asc 0x24, aseq 0x00
FAT bread failed
unable to mount root file system
I tried booting from my linux boot disk and using the rescue disk.
After it mounts successfully, I tried to run e2fsck, but it fails with
many of the same errors, plus, it says the partition is write
protected. Actually, I think it failed when I tried to mount the
linux partition on my hard disk.
Can anyone please explain to me how I (a linux newbie) can correct
this problem? I played around with linux when I first got it, and did
a lot of customization, which I probably couldn't duplicate (and
didn't know how to back up). Now I don't have much time to work with
it, but would like to recover what I had. I'd appreciate any help!