Charles Malespin charles.malespin at
Tue Oct 11 16:45:52 UTC 2005

On 10/11/05, Matt Patterson <matt at> wrote:
> It sounds like you have a disk that has failed, but based on your recent
> upgrade I would be very suspicious of that too. Are you able to stick
> the drive in an external enclosure or another computer to see if it can
> be read elsewhere?

I cant take the drive out at all. I tried messing with it more, and upon
another hard reboot it allowed me to get into windows. Unfort. Windows is
screwed cause I hadnt been there in a while doing security upgrades, so now
IE wont work and I cant access the internet. So that side is worthless. I
can also boot into rescue mode, but it keeps saying
Additional sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed
current sda : sense key Medium error
Additional sense: Address mark not found for data field
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 289905801
(among a long list of other things)
root at none:

Is there anyway to salvage this or am I just doomed?

Charles Malespin wrote:
> > PLEASE HELP! I came back to my computer after having left for a whle
> > and I got a bunch of errors saying that I couldnt open or do pretty
> > much anything cause it was read only. I rebooted and during shutdown
> > it gave me a ton of errors saying about read only read only(they were
> > going too fast to remember specfics) When I rebooted and got to grub
> > menu, I chose normal 2.6.10-5-686 kernel and it starts booting, till
> > it gets to ata2: disabling port. Then it says
> > EXT3-fs error (device sda5) : ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode
> > block - innode=7209167, block=14417933
> > * no inittab file found
> >
> > Enter run level:
> >
> > If I pick runlevel 5 or 6 it says no more processes at this run level
> > and just hangs.
> >
> > Then I do a hard reboot at after picking the same kernel it gives me
> > an error saying
> > Error 18: Selected Cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS.
> > Press any key to continue.....
> >
> > And if I pick 386, or XP(running dual boot), or recovery for any it
> > still gives me error. So basically I cant boot into anything. Please
> > help, i am a noob still so I dont know what to do. I just did an
> > upgrade today(not to breezy, just a regular upgrade that had some new
> > kernel images and two other things) running hoary stable for a few
> > months with no major probs.. ANY HELP PLEASE!! Thanks
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