On 2012-09-24, Beracah <bera...@mit.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,plug an external drive in, (peferably eSATA) boot a "live disk", copy
> I've done a number of searches on this topic but failed to find anything relevant. Basically on boot on my headless server (1,000 miles away), a forced fsck is getting stuck in an infinite loop:
> /dev/md3: Unable to allocate (# of blocks between 1 and 512) contiguous blocks for inode group (# range from 5600 to 5800)
> I assume that this is because the disk is mostly full for what fsck wants to do. Before reboot, EXT4 was reporting i/o errors and inode count mismatches in dmesg. That said, both the raid group reported clean, smartctl no errors, and badblocks came back clean on both drives in the raid as well.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for how to get this machine up and to clear some space, given that if it does come up the device will be mounted read-only?
everything to the external drive, reformat, copy everything you want back,
reinstall the bootloader. reboot.
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