I ran into trouble yesterday as our main Linux machine came to a
halt. Nothing seemed to work except an occational ping to the ethernet
card. The reset button was the only solution since all VCs had frozen
and telnetd seemed out of order. After the reboot the kernel was
unable to mount root and paniced. Now, this has happened before, and I
had a bootdisk + rootdisk ready, which would enable me to do a manual
fsck on the rootdevice. The magic formula, which has always worked for
me in the past, 'fsck -t ext2 -a /dev/sda3' only gave the error
'Block bitmap 790647877 for group 32 not in group'
and returned me to the prompt.
Micropolis 1.7GB 5.25" FH SCSI-2 HD + Conner 240MB IDE
Adaptec 1542c SCSI-adapter
Acer 486Dx2/66, 24MB Ram
Is there a solution to my problem? Can i manipulate blocks to clear
them of unwanted data?
Lysator ACS, Linkoping University