e2fsck won't mount same disk after new disk...?

e2fsck won't mount same disk after new disk...?

Post by Jim Leona » Fri, 17 Jan 1997 04:00:00

I tried to boot up Linux the other day after replacing a hard drive (the
second one) that Linux never touched with a Quantum 2.5 GB IDE drive,
and a perfectly good partition on the FIRST drive suddenly wouldn't
mount.  e2fsck printed the following:

        e2fsck: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short
        read while trying to open /dev/hda6

What the hell is this?  I really need the data off of that partition...
The second drive was never, ever recoginized by Linux, so I can't see
how swapping a drive Linux wasn't told to see messes up the first one.
All the other partitions on the first one are fine...

Can anyone help?
Jim Leonard, SysAdmin at DePaul University and demofreak

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