[TriLUG] XFS Recovery???
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 09:39:56 EST 2004
He probably needs to boot to single user mode and check the filesystem
using the xfs_tools. Hopefully he has the xfstools rpm installed (I think it's
installed automatically when you create an xfs filesystem). If so, use
/usr/bin/xfs_check to check the disk (give it the partition as the argument)
and if it finds errors, use /sbin/xfs_repair [partition] to repair the
Note that the partition should be unmounted when running xfs_repair.
If it can't be for some reason, you might try it mounted read-only, but
I'd be VERY CAREFUL about doing that.
On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 09:33:41 -0500, Brian Weaver <brianweaver at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> I'm hoping that someone on the list might have some ideas on how my
> buddy can recover his Linux system. To the best of my knowledge he is
> running Mandrake 10, but it could be 9.x. His primary OS drive (hda1)
> appears to be having recovery problems.
> Below is the message that I received from my buddy. Any suggestions on
> what he should try or additional information that would be useful in
> diagnosing the problem?
> ----- Forwarded message from /* name removed */ -----
> > What does it mean when you boot up a linux box running Mandrake, it
> > appears to take a long time so you press "ESC" on the keyboard to see
> > the boot details, and the last 2 lines say...?
> > XFS mounting filesystem hda1
> > starting XFS recovery on filesystem hda1 (dev:hda1)
> > What does it mean when it has been there for 9 hours (since about
> > 10:30pm Tuesday night)?
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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