[Gllug] ext3 disk recovery?

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at uklinux.net
Thu Feb 26 12:24:07 UTC 2004

On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 11:20:32AM +0000, Wulf wrote:
> I was doing so well with Linux at home - having had a fatal Windows
> crash on what was my only home machine I ended up getting a couple of
> new machines, a home network and installing Linux (Morphix) on an
> alternative disk I put in the original machine.
> It was great until Monday night when I did some work and then started
> getting errors coming up. I managed to logout but couldn't properly
> shutdown - I can't remember the exact error message but it was something
> along the lines of a problem with the ext3 partition and data being
> written beyond the end of it. On rebooting, hda wasn't even recognised
> by the BIOS.

Either the disk or the disk controller is failing.  Probably the former.


I object to intellect without discipline.  I object to power without
constructive purpose. -- Spock
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