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Re: Hard disk failure, can't read journal

On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 04:01:20PM +0200, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
> I can not start my laptop anymore, due to what looks like a physical HD
> failure. During boot I get:
> hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 { Uncorrectable Error }, LBAsect=260112,
> sector 51144
> and then 
> JBD: Failed to read block at offset 5864
> JBD: recovery failed
> EXT3-fs: error loading journal
> then the laptop is frozen.
> While I understand this drive will need a prompt replacement, I am
> trying to recover at least the data in the /home directory.
> Anyone can give me some good hint??
> I thought of trying to mount the partition as ext2 so it won't read the
> journal and maybe it will start, but I fear doing more damages to the
> filesystem.

Can you boot off the install media to rescue mode?

-- Skylar Thompson (skylar cs earlham edu)
-- http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~skylar/

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