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  1. #1

    Cannot Mount Hard Drive

    Hello all,

    I am new to linux and new to this forum.

    I have a problem with booting linux after the first reboot when I first install SuSe 9.2. It works fine after the first boot, but the second boot brings up a message saying:

    Reiser FS: hdf2: warning: sh-2029: reserfs read_bitmaps: bitmap block (#4685824) reading failed.
    Kernel Panic: not syncing: VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (33,66)

    I have seen a lot of posts about this matter, but haven't found anything that's worked.

    I tried booting with knoppix, and knoppix identifies all my hard drives but it cannot mount the hdf2 (the hard drive partition that holds SuSe 9.2).

    The message I get when trying to open hdf2 in knoppix is:
    Could Not mount device. The reported error was:
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdf2, or too many mounted file system.

    I used the Qtpartition (i forgot the name ) and it identifies the hard drive as having reiser FS paritition. I tried to fix the system by using SuSe's file system repair and it indicates that the reiser file system is corrupt. I have reinstalled SuSe 9.2 numerous times and get the same result after the 1st reboot.

    Any suggestions? Bad hard drive?

    Thanks in advance for the help.


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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    It sounds like a bad hard drive, you can check this via Knoppix with the
    command in the console, to learn about this command and how to use it, type
    man fsck
    in a terminal.

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  3. #3
    Thanks for the reply.

    I had a feeling it might be a bad hard drive. I'm going to try to install suse on a different computer and see how it goes.


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