Help - /usr not mounting!
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 06:16:36AM +0000, Peter Tynan wrote:
> I'm currently operating from a live CD as my /usr partition is
> refusing to mount at boot.
> fsck is not working - output below.
> # fsck -r /dev/hda5
> fsck 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
> fsck.jfs version 1.1.10, 19-Oct-2005
> processing started: 4/23/2008 6.10.34
> The current device is: /dev/hda5
> Block size in bytes: 4096
> Filesystem size in blocks: 1833410
> **Phase 0 - Replay Journal Log
> ujfs_rw_diskblocks: read 0 of 4096 bytes at offset 1428656128
> logredo failed (rc=-242). fsck continuing.
> **Phase 1 - Check Blocks, Files/Directories, and Directory Entries
> ujfs_rw_diskblocks: read 4096 of 16384 bytes at offset 1428652032
> Unrecoverable error reading M from /dev/hda5. CANNOT CONTINUE.
> fsck.jfs /dev/hda5 failed (status 0x8). Run manually!
> the -a and -p options give the same output.
I don't have fsck.jfs installed so I can't check the man page. I used
to run jfs and never had a problem, until I heard that IBM was dropping
What does the -y option give?
Do you have backups?
What does SMART data show on this drive?
What does /var/log/syslog show? Are there any errors? IOW, is this a
If you are running fsck from the liveCD, it may be incompatible with the
actual file system. Try instead to boot the real system but add to the
kernel command line: init=/bin/sh
This will bring up your kernel with only the / fs mounted ro and nothing
else done, not even init runing. You can then manually run fsck.jfs
directly (read its man page somewhere first since its on your /usr fs)
using the fsck which matches the fs.
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