System broke, Target sbin/init not found

Donn donn.ingle at
Sat Feb 24 20:14:09 UTC 2007

> fsck comes clean.
> fdisk -l shows the partition fine.
> For some reason I can't mount it from the live CD anymore, it says bad
> superblock, missing code page or other error.
> I replaced the superblock with a backup, it found (and I let it fix)
> about 2 dozen errors but still no go.
> I can see everything with the windows ext2 driver.
> Windows also has no trouble with the fat32 partition or it's own NTFS
> partition.

I don't know much about these things, but from a cursory reading I would 
venture to say that there is a chance the hard drive is bad. Perhaps the 
sectors where the init files lives is damaged and while you can copy the file 
there, it immediately corrupts. Perhaps Windont is seeing it "fine" because 
it does not need to open those files in any way.

In a nutshell, a drive that has some bad sectors bang in the wrong place for 
booting Linux.

Just a guess.

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