fixing a corrupt /dev/hdar .. debugfs assistance...
tytso at mit.edu
Tue Mar 21 04:33:33 UTC 2006
On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 04:27:22PM -0700, Chris Worley wrote:
> I used ddrescue to copy /dev/md1 to a disk of sufficient size, and
> re-ran e2fsck, and still get the error message that there's no root
> file system (I've tried most every superblock):
Using debugfs, copy out the the contents of "root inode"; since it
might contain useful data, e2fsck didn't want to delete it out of
debugfs: dump <2> /tmp/contents-of-inode-2
Then purge the inode away:
debugfs: clri <2>
Then run e2fsck, and it will create a new root directory for you.
Hope this helps!
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