Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: EXT3-fs error

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Beans
    3

    EXT3-fs error

    Greetings,

    I am new to this forum and Ubuntu.

    I am getting an EXT3-fs error.

    I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista Home Edition and I installed Ubuntu 9.04 couple months ago and all worked fine until I decided to make the partition larger.

    I went into windows vista and by using the partition manager that I have, I resized the partition and, when I rebooted the laptop I got an error 17, which I corrected by following the instructions in this POST on the forum.

    I can now get into the Grub menu but I keep getting a new error. EXT3-fs error and the laptop hangs.

    I can't even boot up using my Ubuntu's LiveCD nor my USB Ubuntu anymore, but I can get into Windows with no problems.

    I hope this can be a simple error to correct, the last thing I want to do is loose my documents on that partition.

    Any help would be most grateful.
    Thanks.

    Aanaddor

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Williams Lake
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: EXT3-fs error

    You will have to go into the bios of your computer and set the correct boot order so that you can boot from the live cd. Once you have done that, boot from the Live CD and run fsck on your ext3 partition.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Beans
    3

    Re: EXT3-fs error

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    You will have to go into the bios of your computer and set the correct boot order so that you can boot from the live cd. Once you have done that, boot from the Live CD and run fsck on your ext3 partition.
    I got the LiveCD to work. thanks. But how do I run fsck, and what commands I run with it?

    I am a total noob to Ubuntu, sorry for my lack of knowledge.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Forida
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: EXT3-fs error

    from the liveCD go to terminal and run
    fsck - <device>

    Terminal is in applications, accessories, terminal. you should get a command line.

    I am not sure if in live CD whether you need sudo first or not:
    sudo fsck -h
    or
    fsck -h

    -h will give you list of parameters you can use

    file system should not be mounted or you get an warning like
    WARNING!!! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause
    SEVERE filesystem damage.

    to get list of partitions

    sudo fdisk -l
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 18700 150207718+ 83 Linux


    fsck -v /dev/sdb1

    -v is the verbose option

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •