on boot, access beyond end of device
Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED
m_d_berger_1900 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 25 23:56:46 UTC 2008
On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:45:23 +0000, Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:07:20 -0700, Phil Meyer wrote:
>> compare the numbers between:
>> # cat /proc/partitions
>> and the first column of:
>> # df
>> What might have happened long long ago and far far away, is that fdisk
>> incorrectly calculated the partition size. It has been known to do
>> Allot of the brand new Nokia N810s are shipping with this problem, due
>> to the manufacturer copying the disk image of a slightly different
>> model disk to the current one.
>> If the partition sizes between those two commands do not match, then
>> you are at a trouble spot. You should not add any more data to that
>> drive. The symptoms described match exactly the symptoms of filling up
>> a drive with invalid partition sizes. It can work for years, as long
>> as you don't go above a certain percentage used, depending upon the
>> size of the error.
>> I would recommend, if they do not match, that you backup, wipe,
>> repartition, mkfs, boot from rescue and check again, and if ok restore.
> Indeed they do not match. I'll take the opportunity to upgrade to FC8.
I just looked at one of my other boxes, an FC7, which appears to have a
similar mismatch, but I have not had a problem with it (yet).
[root at mbrc32 ~]# cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name
8 0 78150744 sda
8 1 104391 sda1
8 2 78043770 sda2
253 0 75956224 dm-0
253 1 2031616 dm-1
[root at mbrc32 ~]# df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
73575592 14177456 55600328 21% /
/dev/sda1 101086 18584 77283 20% /boot
tmpfs 517536 4 517532 1% /dev/shm
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