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Hi, I powered off the system when Mandriva was booting halfway since there were many error messages. When I powered it on again, I was not able to get it ...
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    Booting has failed!


    Hi,

    I powered off the system when Mandriva was booting halfway since there were many error messages. When I powered it on again, I was not able to get it to boot again, even with failsafe. Here's the ending messages:

    Code:
    EXT3-fs error (device sda1): ext3_check_descriptors: Block bitmap for group 0 not in group(block 2302390)
    EXT3-fs: group descriptors corrupted!
    mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sys/root as ext3: Invalid argument
    Setting up other filesystems
    Setting up new root fs
    setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
    no fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
    setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
    setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
    Switching to new root and running init
    unmounting old /dev
    unmounting old /proc
    unmounting old /sys
    switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
    Booting has failed
    How do I fix this?

    Thanks!

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    Oh crap, I ran e2fsck on it and that seemed to make it worse. The file system is now ok, but it still won't bootup...

    Can I reinstall Mandriva over the existing partitions and still keep the my files intact?

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    Re-install will remove all data. Back-up data before doing that.
    Does it throw same error now?
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    It still says booting has failed, but now it's a different set of errors.

    I have another Mandriva box(2008.0 instead of 2008.1) that I can probably connect the faulty drive back things up to. How do I mount it though? I tried doing a mount but it gave me an error, I think unknown file system or something like that.

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    Try using ext3 filesystem.
    Code:
    mkdir /media/sda1
    mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1  /media/sda1
    /media/sda1 is mount point and /dev/sda1 is device name assigned to partition.

    Execute fdisk -l command to check device names assigned to partition(s).
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