[oclug] Problem reading part of filesystem
jonathan at jonmasters.org
Mon Mar 14 02:54:59 EST 2005
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james terris wrote:
| ls: /home/pub: Input/output error
This means there is an underlying problem with reading blocks from the
physical disk - it might be filesystem damage but could also be that
your disk is failing. Have you run ide-smart or a similar tool to
determine whether your disk is happy with the world?
| I had a problem similar to this (maybe different but
| I can't exactly remember it was almsot two years ago)
| and when I ran e2fsck it essentially erased the
| hard drive. So, I'm wondering what my options are
| here to get back all my data. Is running e2fsck
| my only option?
To make that message go away ( :-) ) and also clean up any corruption,
you need to run fsck on that filesystem. But the last time I had similar
errors my disk had overheated and died a slow and painful death -
actually this has happened twice on home boxen so far.
 A good reason to keep two copies of email - when one set of blocks
goes bad where a mail folder used to live.
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