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Re: How To Fix Duplication Block Error?

I used 'fsck /' and the errors are fixed. Millions of thanks to all of you :)

From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso mit edu>
To: yan bai <annie_bai hotmail com>
CC: sct redhat com, ext3-users redhat com
Subject: Re: How To Fix Duplication Block Error?
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 00:32:58 -0400

On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 02:43:17AM +0000, yan bai wrote:
> >> some error messages are as the following:
> >> checking root filesystem
> >> /:Duplicate blocks found... invoking duplicate block passes
> >> Pass1B: Rescan for duplicate/bad blocks
> >> /:Duplicate/bad blocks in inode 52:/: 1661/:
> >> /:Duplicate/bad blocks in inode 53:/: 1662/:
> >> /:Duplicate/bad blocks in inode 71:/: 1662/:
> >> /:Duplicate/bad blocks in inode 74:/: 1661/:
> >>
> >> /:Pass1C: Scan directories for inodes with duplicate blocks
> >> /:Pass1D: Reconciling duplicate blocks
> >> /:(There are 4 inodes containing duplicate/bad blocks)
> >> /:File /root/.gnome/session(inode#74.) has 1 duplicate block(s), shared
> >with
> >> 1 file(s)
> >> /: /root/panel.d/default/Applet_4.desktop (inode#52)

> I tried to use fsck under the root, but I was told I should use boot
> instead of directories. so I used the disk to boot into rescue mode, which
> gave a shell prompt as sh-2.04, the following is what I tried and the
> message I got.
> sh-2.04# fsck /dev/sda1 <ENTER>
> parallelizing fsck version 1.19 (13-Jul-2000)
> e2fsck 1.19 13-Jul-2000 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
> /boot:clean, 27/14056 files, 5616/56190 blocks

You aren't checking the right partition.  /dev/sda1 is the /boot
partition.  You need to check the '/', or root partition.  I don't
know what your partition layout is, /dev/sda1 clearly isn't right.
Maybe /dev/sda2?

You were told to use devices, not directory names, by the way.

You may want to pick up an intro Linux system administration book.
"Linux for Dummies" isn't a bad intro-level text, although there are
many good books out there who can help up newcomers get up to speed to

- Ted

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