[TriLUG] EXT3 Errors
josh at glowfilms.com
Tue Jun 1 12:13:16 EDT 2004
Over the weekend I started noticing very weird problems with my /home
partition. I was trying to connect to my Mandrake linux box using VNC,
and I kept getting a message about an error in my .Xauthority file.
Well, the odd thing is, in my home directory, `ls -al .X*` produces a
list of files that did not include .Xauthority. Nor did `la -al *`.
However, `ls -l .Xauthority` showed me a single .Xauthority file. I
could edit it, using pico and vi, as well as cat > to it. However, I
couldn't remove or unlink it (both said "No such file or directory").
I assumed that something had gone terribly wrong somewhere and somehow
this file was only partially in existence. Not knowing what else to do,
I created a tar backup of my entire /home partition, and erased the
/home partition using `mkfs.ext3 -j /dev/hdb1`. Now, when I go to
un-tar the archive back into /home, I get the following messages:
Jun 1 08:12:28 jn kernel: EXT3 FS on hdb1, internal journal
Jun 1 08:12:28 jn kernel: EXT3-fs warning: maximal mount count
reached, running e2fsck is recommended
The messages repeat over and over as long as tar -x is running... On
both my console and in my syslog. I've run e2fsck /dev/hdb1, and it
said everything was fine. Any thoughts?
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