[NBLUG/talk] debian apt-get crash

Lincoln Peters sampln at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 12 17:07:01 PST 2004

On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 16:43, E Frank Ball wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 04:05:30PM -0800, Mark Street wrote:
> } 
> } Very interesting, a forced filesystem check cleared it.  Did it exit with an 
> } error code saying that the file was illegal or were there other errors?
> There were a bunch of errors, but it did list the specific file I was
> having trouble with and called it an "illegal character device".
> So now I've got a ton of crap in /lost+found.  They are all html files
> and some png images, they appear to be the samba documentation from the
> rouge directory that had to be fixed.
> I can't delete the lost+found files either even though they appear 
> normal:
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root        20495 Feb  6 14:33 #166696
> Is my hard drive dying?  fsck didn't find any bad blocks.  I did have an
> un-clean shutdown, but I thought ext3 was supposed to be better than
> this.

You said you ran fsck.ext2, right?  Perhaps you should have run
fsck.ext3 instead.  Try:

fsck.ext3 -f -c -C 0 -v /dev/sda1

That should do everything you wanted to do, but it will properly handle
the ext3 file system (instead of treating it like an ext2 file system).

Lincoln Peters <sampln at sbcglobal.net>

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