Corrupt Superblock on /home

Nancy Merckle nancym at fellspt.charm.net
Fri Feb 10 22:16:14 UTC 2006


On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, James Wilkinson wrote:

> Nancy Merckle wrote:
>> I tried "mount /dev/hdb1 -vt ext3 /mnt/hdb1" and got
>>
>> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
>>        missing codepage or other error
>>        In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
>>        dmesg | tail  or so
>>
> <snip>
>> I can't remember the command I used next, but I wound up getting the
>> result of a "bad magic number in superblock"
>
> You might like to investigate
> mount -vt ext3 -o sb=131072 /dev/hdb1 /misc/
> which should use an alternative superblock.

Bless you James!

I still have problems with the disk, but I should be able to get the 
critical data moved to a different drive and then I can reformat the 
drive, and I've decided to make the partitions smaller so if I do ever 
need to rescue stuff I can do it in smaller chunks.

Whew...

Nancy

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