Error 16: Inconsistent filesystem structure
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Thu Oct 18 07:22:14 UTC 2007
Doug Purdy wrote:
>> oddly, this fails here if I give file more data!. It also does not
>> recognise LVMs.
> Thanks John. Fedora 7 won't give permission for redirecting that output
> to a file but it works fine with "of=file" or with "| less." I can see
> my new partition label "quixote" after 2000+ bytes but to know more I'll
> have to locate a program for viewing binary files and some info on what
dd if=/dev/sdb | strings -n7 | less
dd if=/dev/sdb | xxd | less
> bytes to expect at the beginning of the ext3 file system.
One usually needs to be root to read disks.
> I have run fsck on partitions sdb1 and sdb2 without it complaining. I've
> glanced through "info grub" and grub is made to boot file systems from
> other drives so that shouldn't be the cause of the Error 16 unless it
> wants to find a copy of itself in the mbr location of Linux disks?
info < pinfo
> Maybe I should play with grub to see if that turns up any clues. The
> error comes after grub has loaded from the mbr of ntfs disk sda and
> maybe even later. It complains of error 16 and when I press a key it
> always successfully displays the file system menu from Linux disk sdb2.
> Grub reliably makes it there from ntfs disk sda, so where did it find a
> file system problem? Can we rule out sda? After I select a file system,
> it *usually* works. Anyway, grub is complaining while fsck says my 2
> ext3 partitions are okay, so maybe grub needs a look.
> Learning how to use grub would let me put grub on the sdb mbr. Maybe by
> some weird magic that solves the interrupted boots? ;)
I don't think grub cares where it is.
> Thanks for your reply John, if you have any more comments I'd be glad to
> hear them.
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