Mike Burger wrote:
> I've got a drive that I think is flakey...but right now, it holds my
> /var file system. I've done some considerable customization (considering
> that the installation of the OS only occurred yesterday) and I'd hate to
> have to reinstall the whole damned OS, again.
> So, since the drive can't be mounted (error involves bad superblock), I'm
> in need of the name of a program I can run, manually, to check and repair
> the filesystem, if possible, so that I can then move the contents off to
> a replacement drive.
You can try xfs_repair - the filesystem should be unmounted, and you can
give it the "-n" option to see what it _would_ do, without actually
What sort of errors did you run into? (Just making sure it's a hardware
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.