Kernel panic: EXT-fs panic from fdisk

Kernel panic: EXT-fs panic from fdisk

Post by August R. Woh » Mon, 27 Jun 1994 11:12:45

Using fdisk, i type 'a' to change my primary Linux Native partition
from bootable, to non-bootable.  Then, i changed it back, and got the
following error:

Kernel panic: EXT2-fs panic (device 3/1): ext2_write_inode: unable to
read i-node block
Syncing disks

What does this mean, and how do i fix it?

Thanks in advance!

August R. Wohlt


1. EXT-fs panic, how do I recover?

you're _really_ hosed. You do have a current backup, don't you? What you need
to do is go and hit IBM's service arm over the head with the laptop and get a
replacement drive from them. There really isn't much else you can do.

And what is partition 3 devoted to? If linux, then obviously you need to boot,
run fdisk and change its type.

If you want a statically linked binary of e2fsck, then if you can boot from
floppy (redhat/slackware/debian rescue option), mount /dev/hda2 on /tmp/mnt
and cd to /tmp/mnt/sbin. /sbin/e2fsck is statically linked. /sbin/fsck is what
you should be saying right now ;|

James C. McPherson
Unix Systems Administrator            Phone: +61.2.9850.9418
Office of Computing Services            Fax: +61.2.9850.7433
Macquarie University   NSW    2109

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