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  1. Re: Failure to mount a HDD partition

    Willem,

    Thank you for your timely support.

    I would like to provide some details for you to decide on this issue.

    My sda2 is only data partition is not an OS data drive (my actual OS data drive is sda3 which file system is clean).

    (I have received the bad root block 0 error message during the reiserfsck fix-fixable badblocks badblocksfile <device> option only, I can successfully complete the previous step i.e to complete badblocks n b 4096 -0 badblocksfile <device>)

    Since I have sufficient back up of my critical files, data recovery is not prime aim.

    My current OS is SLED (not SLES) 10 with SP2.

    As you have recommended for ext3 up gradation from ReiserFS, is it possible to do it only for sda2 as the other hard drives FS (Sda1 & Sda3) are currently ok.

    Kindly give me suggestion on this situation.

    With great regards

    Prabhu V.

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    Re: Failure to mount a HDD partition

    Quote Originally Posted by prabhuvspj View Post
    ..
    Since I have sufficient back up of my critical files, data recovery is not prime aim.
    ...
    As you have recommended for ext3 up gradation from ReiserFS, is it possible to do it only for sda2 as the other hard drive’s FS (Sda1 & Sda3) are currently ok.
    Sure, it should be no problem to reformat the sda2 partition with ext3 and restore the data to it. You don't need to touch the system partitions on sda1 and/or sda3.

    What I would be careful about though, is reusing the existing disk. Are you sure the disk is in good health (and not the trigger for this corruption issue in the first place)?

    Replacing the disk, as I understand it's just a single disk with no raid or other fancy stuff in the mix, is not that big a deal. There are good tools, Clonezilla being one of them, that let you copy over the working OS partitions to a new disk. To keep things simple, make sure the partitioning layout stays the same (sdX1 and sdX3 for the system partitions) as you probably them won't need to have to deal with the boot configuration.

    If you are sure your current disk is in good health and working other, simply reformat the sda2 partition with ext3 (either using mkfs.ext3 on the prompt, or with YaST's partitioning utility) and restore the data needed. Change the mount point in /etc/fstab to reflect the changed filesystem.

    Hope that helps,
    Willem
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  3. Re: Failure to mount a HDD partition

    Willem,

    Thank you so much on your timely support.

    I am having an issue with Laptop LCD screen which need to be fixed, in order to continue executing your suggestions.

    Hence I will get back to you soon once my Laptop is operational.

    Thanks once again.

    Regards

    Prabhu V.

  4. Re: Failure to mount a HDD partition

    Hi Willem,

    On your above post, I would like to ask for more clarification on how to proceed the /etc/fstab update on reflecting the ext3 on my sda2 instead of reiserFS.

    Since /etc/fstab editing is the critical part and I am little bit not sure on how to do it.

    Kindly requesting for the exact procedure of the same.

    Thanks.

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