View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hard Drive Errors on boot. fsck says "clean"

April 10th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Hi all,

Been having a few issues with my ubuntu box. about 2 weeks ago it started showing the old "[3402.000034595] <insert repeatable error here>, sdb, sector 23455623566" (warnng, not a real quote, I'll edit in exact error asap)

I did a quick search on the other computer and came up with hard drive (unlikely, only 8 months old, connected to clean power) or RAM. Ram is expensive lifetime warranty stuff, but I tested with memtest86 2.1 (?) from grub, and 3.3 from bootable cd, both run all-night passes without errors.

next stem was fsck from recovery, then atempted 'init 1' to fsck manually, but no luck, so I booted live CD and su'd then fsck'd (with correct type arguments) and it reported:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck -t ext3 /dev/sdb1
fsck 1.41.3 (12-Oct-2008)
e2fsck 1.41.3 (12-Oct-2008)
/dev/sdb1: clean, 191800/29786112 files, 14804482/119125983 blocks
(this tooc sseconds, not minutes like when I'd done it from recovery mode, but result was the same...

anyone have any ideas? RAM seems fine, drive thinks it is clean?