bad inodes on initrd

Igor Gueths igueths at
Tue Nov 5 20:22:21 EST 2002

Hi Ralph. I tried running fsck on the filesystem in question, and
immediately it found that the fs had a bad superblock. However, it didn't
seem to check before reporting that. A bit strange in my opinion.

May you code in the power of the source,
may the kernel, libraries, and utilities be with you,
throughout all distributions until the end of the epoch.

On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Ralph W. Reid wrote:

> Igor Gueths staggered into view and mumbled:
> >
> >Hi all. When attempting to create a bootable Woody Cd, I get so far as to
> >boot the kernel and getting it up talking. After it mounts the root_fs on
> >the ramdisk, I start getting errors about bad inodes starting at about
> >number
> >2945 and going up to 2949. I would paste the messages I get in this post,
> >however I am unable to capture them because they eventually scroll offf
> >the screen. The reason being that after the inode errors sease displaying,
> >dbootstrap attempts to start and open /dev/tty1, and /dev/tty2. This
> >doesn't work because the root filesystem was not properly mounted. As a
> >result, the console devices are deamed nonexistant by the kernel. I tried
> >re-creating the filesystem and copying all the files from the root.bin of
> >the original iso into the newly created ext2_fs. This didn't work. I also
> >tried changing linuxrc to a different executable (init). Anyone have any
> >other ideas I should try? Thanks!
> I guess you are doing this on a CD, so I do not know if it is much
> different from setting things up on a hard drive.  The Slackware
> setup utility includes selections for formatting a drive partition,
> including an error checking option--error checking is much, much
> slower than the fast format option, but it does actually check the
> hard drive for errors.  Maybe you need to do something on the CD?
> I hope this helps.
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