Error mounting

Andreas Dilger adilger at
Tue Mar 13 07:38:09 UTC 2007

On Mar 12, 2007  19:44 -0300, Maxi Belino wrote:
> I'm having this problem; i've got an ext3 8GB partition and it doesn't
> mount, the cause of this: a user (yes me!) running fsck.ext3 with the
> filesystem mounted, ups! (snif, forgive me!!, totally newbie and mad)

e2fsprogs should not allow you to run e2fsck while the filesystem is

> If there's a solution or any chance i can get data from this partition i
> would love to hear how, if i'm really fried i'm already prepared.

Try e2fsck with a backup superblock (-b), not sure what else to try.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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