[xubuntu-users] harddisk failure, or Xubuntu refuses to load
joshua.oleary at btinternet.com
Tue Jul 17 10:21:29 UTC 2012
On 15/07/12 22:07, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Joshua O'Leary
> <joshua.oleary at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> Giving the output of sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda would be very helpful, to find
>> out which area of the hard disk is damaged/faulty/corrupted. That way, we
>> can compare it to the error, and find out what is actually affected. Running
> As far as I can tell the (obvious) error seems to be located on the
> /dev/sda6 (root) partition. To get sizes in sectors instead of
> cylinders, I used:
> fdisk -lu /dev/sda
> Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
> Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0xd9b3496e
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 2048 30717951 15357952 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
> /dev/sda2 * 30717952 186996599 78139324 7 HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/sda3 186996661 614695094 213849217 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/sda5 186996663 187607069 305203+ 83 Linux
> /dev/sda6 187607133 240862544 26627706 83 Linux
> /dev/sda7 240862608 252124109 5630751 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sda8 293089923 614695094 160802586 83 Linux
> /dev/sda9 252124173 253152269 514048+ 83 Linux
> Partition table entries are not in disk order
>> badblocks on the drive may also see if there are any other problems. When
> Good idea. I forgot about this command.
>> you run xfce4-notes from terminal, what does it output? You could try
> Nothing, really. I tried a gdb debug but since I have no symbols, I
> didn't bother to pursue.
>> resetting xfce (rm -rf ~/.config/xfce4), which may lose some settings but
>> remove any problematic config files.
> I accessed via a file editor the Notes related files in
> ~/.config/xfce4 and it went fine. So I assume the issue is not there.
> Perhaps the 'xfce4-notes' binary itself got corrupted. In any case,
> the Notes panel plugin loads and works fine, so I am not sure there's
> reason to investigate this.
From comparing the sector error to the partition table, the problem
seems to be with this partition:
/dev/sda6 187607133 240862544 26627706 83 Linux
Not sure whether this is the rootfs or your home partition, you would
need to get the UUID of this partition, and compare it to /etc/fstab.
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