On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Patrick Ouellet wrote:
> Hi, im new to xfs never used it personnaly but
> the other day I realised that our Linksys EFG80 NAS
> was working on xfs filesystem
Hm, very interesting... :)
> My problem is that the drive in this NAS has been corrupted
> in someway, and I would like to salvage data on this drive.
> So I put the drive in a Linux machine, installed the XFS kernel
> supplied of oss.sgi.com web site. But when I try to mount the drive
> mount -t xfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/nas
Just to be sure, how do you know it's really xfs on-disk?
> I get these errors:
> XFS: bad magic number
> XFS: SB validate failed
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1
> or too many mounted filesystems
try "dmesg' to see what kernel messages may have come from
the failed mount.
> Is there a way for me to restore this drive, is there any utility that
> can be downloaded to restore this drive?
Ask linksys... ;-) if it's really xfs, and they haven't munged
it too much, you could try xfs_repair. (with -n to do a dry run
> Thanx for your time.
> Patrick Ouellet - pouellet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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