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Well I just installed gentoo and when I boot I am getting a superblock error. The error at the end of the boot sequence reads... Code: /dev/hda1: The filesystem size ...
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    Gentoo boot error? Just installed


    Well I just installed gentoo and when I boot I am getting a superblock error.

    The error at the end of the boot sequence reads...

    Code:
    /dev/hda1: The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 182731 blocks
    The physical size of the device is 10032 blocks
    Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt!
    
    /dev/hda1: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck Manually.
                  (i.e., without -a or -p options)
    * Fsck could not correct all errors, manual repair needed                    [ !! ]
    
    Give root password for maintenance
    (or type Control-D for normal startup):
    Now my fstab looks like this...

    Code:
    /dev/hda1    /boot    ext2    noauto,noatime    1 2
    /dev/hda3    /           reiserfs    noatime     0 1
    /dev/hda2    none     swap        sw        0 0
    
    /dev/cdroms/cdrom0    /mnt/cdrom    auto    noauto,user    0 0
    
    none     /proc     proc     defaults    0 0
    none     /dev/shm    tmpfs    nodev,nosuid,noexec    0 0

    And my partition table, (fdisk /dev/hda), looks like this....

    Code:
    /dev/hda1     1     5              40131     83     Linux
    /dev/hda2     6     130      1004062+    82     Linux swap
    /dev/hda3  131     1222    8771490      83     Linux
    when i run reiserfsck on /dev/hda3 everything turns out correctly
    when i run e2fsck on /dev/hda1 I get the selfsame errors with no verbose or other way to fix them, does anyone know what I should do to resolve these errors? For example, how I should fix the superblock?

    Thanks for your time,

    John
    Operating System: GNU Emacs

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    luckily its just the /boot device thats borked.. boot back into the live cd and

    Code:
    mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo && mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot
    Code:
    cp -arp /mnt/gentoo/boot/ /mnt/gentoo/boot.backup
    Code:
    umount /dev/hda1
    Code:
    mke2fs /dev/hda1
    Code:
    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot
    Code:
    cp -arp /mnt/gentoo/boot.backup /mnt/gentoo/boot
    Code:
    umount -a && reboot

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    thank you so much variant, i really appreciate the help, and it worked like a charm
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    Very glad to help, I was able to answer your question because you gave all the right information! For example: the problem, your configuration, what you did to try to fix it and the error messages. Not to mention the fact that you were polite :)

    If only all users asked questions in the correct way then there would be a lot less frustration and we would all learn a lot more a lot faster :D

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