General :: EXT3 FS Error - Unable To Read Inode Block
Feb 8, 2011
I am using Wind River Linux- 126.96.36.199-WR3.0bg_standard. The problem is whenever I execute "reboot, ls, cd" and many other commands the OS prompts me an error-
"end request: i/o error, dev sda, sector "(different sector each time)" and
EXT3-fs error (device sda1):ext3_get_inode_loc:unable to read inode block- inode-4088001, block-4097027
I also executed "dmesg", it also showed similar errors. Has the disk gone bad or the kernel is corrupted?
I decided to take an old Gateway that I bought off a guy cheaply and turn it into a file and web server.I purchased copies of Debian 5.0.4 i386 disks (31 in all) on the advice of a friend, the disks weren't expensive, but now that Ive installed all the disks, I'm having a variety of errors
[443.110940 end request: I/O error, dev hde, sector 76021855 [443.111074] EXT3-fs error (device hde1): ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block - inode=2375715, block=9502724 INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/getty"
About a month and a half ago I purchased two new 500GB serial ATA hard drives from Best Buy to replace my other, very old 186GB SATA hard drive. Since then I've had issues with Linux. Sometimes when it's booting it gives a bunch of error messages, such as "failed to set xfermode," and then it boots. Other times, after INIT has started, I get ext3 errors about failing to read an inode block, then "cannot start /sbin/agetty" and "ID c5 respawning too fast," and at this point booting fails altogether. These errors seem to happen randomly. However, once the system has booted, everything seems to work fine, and there are no further issues.
I know it's not a faulty hard drive or filesystem because I've tried Linux on both hard drives numerous times, and I've reformatted many times, one time I even tried erasing one of the hard drives byte for byte and then formatting it, and still had issues.
I've tried Arch Linux, Gentoo, VectorLinux, and openSUSE, and all of them have given me these problems. The live CD's for Ubuntu 10.04, Clonezilla, and GParted all have trouble partitioning/cloning/installing to these hard drives. At this point, it's obvious to me that there is a universal problem with this particular model.
GRUB and Syslinux both work fine, and Windows XP works fine too. It's only Linux that's giving me issues.
I would rather not buy a new hard drive if I can help it, seeing as these two are almost brand new. Is there some BIOS setting that could be causing these problems? Is it some unsupported feature in the hard drives? Is it a bug in the Linux kernel?
The hard drive model is WD5000AADS. Both hard drives are this same model. My motherboard is an NForce 680i SLI.
EDIT: I've tried ext2/3, ReiserFS, and XFS, and all of them do this, so I don't think it's a filesystem issue.
I'm trying to install Kubuntu on an old Windows system. I am getting tons of errors such as:
I/O error SQUASHFS error:unable to read page, block XXXXXX SQUASHFS error: unable to read fragment cache block
It then reports that it's loading ACPI modules and starting the ACPI services, starting the system log daemon, doing Wacom setup, starting kernel log daemon.....and then it reads sb_bread failed reading block umptysquat.I have a feeling that this hard drive is toast. I can't get it to install Windoze or Linux. I can't even get a prompt so I can do a low-level format. Unfortunately, I'm not super savvy with Linux and don't know what to do next.
my server is fedora-7 and it was working fine till yesterday yester I have power failu problem after we got problem. while booting following error coming Inode 3640928 has a bad extended atribute block
I'm currently in the process of remove a drive from an lvm. I am following this guide
and to be honest I have also posted this question at [URL] but I have a fair amount of data at stake here and really need to make sure I'm acting safely. This is certainly not a place to button mash or guess.this is the 2nd drive that I am removing, the first one went off without a problem.However, I just received this error
resize2fs: Can't read next inode while trying to resize /dev/vg0/lvol0
and I'm not sure what it means or where to go from here. The entire output is
root@dude:/mnt# resize2fs -p /dev/vg0/lvol0 4466524456k resize2fs 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009) Resizing the filesystem on /dev/vg0/lvol0 to 1116631114 (4k) blocks.
I am unable to boot my server and it is erroring with the message "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!". Here are the details:
I have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T110 server with Quad-Core Xeon CPU and 2GB 1333MHz RAM. I have installed a hard disk (SATA, 7.2rpm) on this machine that I removed from another Dell PowerEdge T100 server with Dual-Core Xeon CPU that was running software RAID 1.
Now when I boot the new T110 server, it displays the following error messages code...
I am running CentOs v5.5 x86-64. If I put the hard disk back into T100, it boots fine. I do not know why it is not working with T110 server.
I downloaded the ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso file from the website, extracted it, and ran the Wbiu.exe file - it prompted to get my info and then restart. Upon restarting, I then had the choice to run Windows or Ubuntu, and I've been running Ubuntu ever since.
I ran into some speed-bumps. Upon entering the Ubuntu option at my start-up prompt, I go to another prompt asking me to choose from: Ubuntu, linux 2.6.31-20 Generic Ubuntu, linux 188.8.131.52 Recovery mode Ubuntu, linux 2.6.31-14 Generic Ubuntu, linux 2.6.31-14 Recovery mode Windows 7 installer Windows Vista installer I've been choosing the very first one, the 31-20 generic, but just this morning after downloading some programs from the Synaptic and transferring a few Gbs of music, I received this error prompt: Code: [2.879604] Kernel panic -- not syncing: VFS : Unable to mount roof fs on unknown--block (8,2) After that, I've been running the 2.6.31-14 generic installer. I have no idea what any of this means and I've spent time crawling through threads trying to figure it out. I mean, it still WORKS but I just help but think I've done something very wrong. ALERT: SUDO PASSWORD QUESTION
I hope the cautionary sign above has dispelled any annoyed gurus who have answered this question dozens of times before. I've crawled through my fair share of threads concerning this, the best corollary being the following: forum/linux-newbie/157773-solved-sudo-password-errors-usb-internet-issues.html; which, strangely enough, was never really solved. Like the user in that thread, when I access the terminal and type in a command, the next line invariably states "[sudo] password for jacob' -- when I hit enter and type in the long list of possibilities I've read (read: sudo, su, su root, su passwd, sudo passwd, sudo root, et al.), alas, nothing happens but the same statement.
i am just learning about computers and know nothing at all except how to turn it on. i just booted up linux and recieved message:  Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown - block (8,1)
I'm having trouble mounting hard drives and partitions - and am rather nervous about using Yast partitioner to do this. Is there something that would tell me about mount points in Yast partitioner? So far I haven't been able to find that information anywhere. I don't want to lose information on existing drives and partitions but do want to be able to access them.Some of them appear under disk information in "My Computer" but if I try to mount them I get this error message.There is no application installed that can open files of the type block device (inode/blockdevice).I was trying to edit fstab,his didn't seem straightforward either. I've been hacking this about in other Linux distros - so not entirely clueless
Also I have all files it asks for installed including dostools..Btw I used usb creator, then went to gparted and did something. The system is fat 32 now but with same message, not including ext4 part. Just the mount point message, and something about dosftools and mtools, wihich also are installed.
I am trying to install Fedora 11 in Virtual Box using the Live CD. When I try to format with EXT4 (Default) it says the boot volume cannot be EXT4, when I try EXT3 it says it doesn't match the Live filesystem. This is retarded it won't let me use either. (I don't usually throw around the word retarded, only in rare cases and this is one)
I have been using CentOS 5. for around 3 months. It was all fine and was having a pleasant experience using CentOS. Today when i turned on my computer and booted CentOS i am having the below error: Grub comes up, allows me to select CentOS 5.4 kernel image. and displays RedHat Nash version: and then the below error occurs:
I've been tasked with fixing a Red Hat system that dies with a kernel panic during the boot stage:
EXT3-fserror (dev sda1): ext3_check_descriptors: Inode bitmap for group 4 not in group (block 67239937)! EXT3-fs: group descriptors corrupted! mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3: Invalid argument
I can boot into a Rescue CD, but I'm a bit out of my element because I don't use EXT3 myself, and I've never had to repair a corrupted file system before.
1st. I lost my usb drives. Im using Puppy Studio(Lucid, Full HDD install, latest ver) on a Toshiba Satellite 2805-S201... My 1st Linux treasure... Anyway... I was recording audio thru audacity. Shutdown. L8r started and inserted a Flash drive and the icon never showed even though I used it hours prior with no issues. The drives are working fine meaning I can access the data on other devices. Now the newb... I cant find the USB info anywhere. i followed System-Status & Configure-Hardware info-Devices-USB devices and theres nothing there. The optical drive & sda1 are registered but the flash drives are not. Does it sound like my 2 USB ports are dead? My mouse & keyboard dont register either!
2nd. B4 today reboot was the only command I knew (so sad...) but I learned dmesg and tried that and dmesg reads
I have a 14TB raid, file system is read-only and I am trying to run e2fsck -B -p -C -v -y /dev/sdb1, it goes through, but fails and says bad block/inode or fails to transfer, something like that.Is there a way I can get this to run successful, this is a production storage server, its critical.
I have a NAS from WD that runs some stripped down flavor of linux. The NAS has one USB port at the back which can be used to expand the storage. If I plug in an external disk formated in either NTFS or HFS+ then the system automatically mounts the disk and shares it over samba. If I plug in a disk that is formated in ext3, the disk is recognized but that's about it. It doesn't mount or get shared or anything. I have tried asking WD about this and I have tried asking google. But after two days of searching I am turning here for some more expert advice.
Here is what I've managed to figure out so far.
If I check dmesg before and after plugging in the ext3 usb disk I have found out that these lines are added to the log:
I have tried googleing those last two lines but I haven't found any info that I can make any sense of.
If I run the command "mount -a" I get the following messages from the shell: "mount: Cannot read /etc/fstab: No such file or directory"
Hover I am able to mount the ext3 disk manually. First I get this info from fdisk
And then I run these two commands:
This makes the usb disk visible in the shell, but since this is a NAS, it is kinda useless as long as it doesn't show up in samba.
Since I'm pretty new to linux I don't know what to try next so I'm hoping for some advice as to what I can do to make the ext3 usb disk automount.
Running Debian Squeeze, I used gparted to wipe the fat partition on a 8GB USB thumbdrive, and repartitioned it with ext3. Everything goes fine, and gparted and fdisk -l both show the correct partition, but I can't seem to mount it, and automount in gnome fails as well.code...
I have a netbook with Ubuntu 10.10 installed in it,and a Pc with also ubuntu 10.10 in it , but x86_64.
I want to copy some iso files and data from my user home directory on the netbook , to the user home directory of the other pc , using a 8 GB usb formated in ext3 with gparted in my pc.
One iso is a windows 7 one to burn then with K3b , as i need to have windows installed in that box. Also of another iso that i have to burn too (windows 7 recovery disk) , and 3 anti-virus trials for windows.
As the usb is owned by the root (or more properly the mounting point,no?), and i can't use my user to copy data to it i usually do :
Usually , what i use is "sudo nautilus" then go to the place where is the data , copy it , and paste it then in the usb. Then in the other pc i do a chgrp and chown to the iso or file.
But , perhaps this is not the better approach. I have investigated a bit , and i think that i have found a better way , but i have some dudes.
The method is change the owner,group and permissions of the mounting point:
Code: cd /media ls umount /dev/sdb1 sudo mkdir usb
If i do this steps in both computers, with each user,in the netbook i can copy the iso to the usb (as fox can write to the mount point of the usb ), but can the other user in the pc 'mulder' read the iso , so be copied to /home/mulder, and then be able to burn it in k3b with success ?
I suppose that having 766 , it should be able to read it , but would have the own of the file ?
How important is not to only be able to read it , but also own it ?
I suppose if the user ID is the same , wouldn't be any problem ,as each ubuntu would supose that the file is owned by their user.
Perhaps the user name change,but if the ID is the same , the user is the same for ubuntu , not any different, no ?
My co-worker install CentOS with /var (ext3) is 1TB:
I do the following tasks to move sdb1 to VolGroup00:
After that I moved /var back to / folder and reboot but the system hangs at "Starting system logger". Uninstall and re-install sysklogd package don't make any change. What I don't understand is I can start syslogd from command line:
So I upgraded my hard drive and went with a clean Lucid install. But now I want to get files off my old drive. When I re-hooked it back up (now 2 drives in the system), ubuntu refuses to boot. It kind of boots then just hangs. Never gets to the desktop, and the HD lite on my case is constantly flickering (what could it be doing??)
I have it set up correctly in my BIOS so that the new drive is the boot drive, not the old one. The only difference is that the new drive is sata and the old drive is old school pata (ide). I even tried pulling out the old pata drive and hooking it up to a USB adapter I have. Looking at it in the Disk Manager, it shows it as unformatted, and old faithful GParted doesn't even see it!
Now get this: I pulled out my new sata and put back in the old ide drive and guess what, now it wont boot! Grub (probably MBR) is screwed up also! Any ideas how I can read the data from that old drive? Ether by getting my new lucid install to boot with the old drive as a slave in the system, or by hooking it up externally using USB?