removing weired file from ext3 filesystem

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Mon Feb 25 21:10:50 UTC 2008

Sven Richter <sveri-list at> writes:

> So i unmounted the partition and started to check it with fdisk.
> It found a lot of errors to much for me, so i started fdisk -a.
> fdisk fiddled around for a while and and then died with the message
> that there are errors that have to be handled manually.
> But again fdisk without -a needs a 1000 user inputs or much more
> and i dont want to spend my afternoon sitting here and pressing y.
> Any ideas what else i could do despite reformatting the partition?

Sounds like the partition has been corrupted. Try
fsck.ext3 -p -y /dev/<whatever the partition is> after unmounting 
the partition

John L. Fjellstad
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