Recovering a damaged ext3 system, where to start?

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at
Mon Mar 7 16:36:23 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 07:58 -0800, Chuck Vose wrote:
> > Soon I just kept pushing down the enter
> > button until the check was finished.
> Every time I try this I end up having to reinstall, maybe I'm just not lucky...
> Sometimes, even though the filesystem is messed up, you can mount it
> with a liveCD just fine. I can't count the number of times this has
> worked for me.
> -Chuck

In the beginning I actually gave many no-awnsers after carefull
consideration (as if I would have understood something about the
questions :) Then I started to feel stupid doing so and started to keep
down the enter button just to get the whole thing over. I was complitely
convinced that my system is not going to recover and me trying to use
fsck is a joke. I couldn't believe my eyes when the system booted up as


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