Hello. Im using ubuntu 8.04 on an Acer aspire 3000 laptop. I have been using an external hard drive for a couple of years and no probs. Today using as nrmal and suddenly can't open file on it. Turn it off and on and I get the error message in the screenshot. Tried it with a 7.10 live cd and got the same error. Output of dmesg | tail is
Any help would be appreciated as most of my files are on this drive.marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ dmesg | tail
[ 769.804763] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 38 00 00
[ 769.804766] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 769.806002] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 625142448 512-byte hardware sectors (320073 MB)
[ 769.807006] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 769.807014] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 38 00 00
[ 769.807017] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 769.807024] sdb: sdb1
[ 769.823706] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[ 769.823750] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[ 867.135786] EXT3-fs: journal inode is deleted.
Thankyou for your time
Edit After reading other posts by people with a similar problem tried this
Should I continue? I don't really understand how e2fscuk works and am not keen to wipe my entire drive.The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
bash: /dev/sd1: No such file or directory
marcus@marcus-laptop:~$ e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/sda1
e2fsck 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)
/dev/sda1 is mounted.
WARNING!!! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause
SEVERE filesystem damage.
Do you really want to continue (y/n)?
contents of etc/fstab are
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID=6c1b8ed8-ca98-4a89-bc70-e438bacb5898 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=fe52cd99-8ab6-4854-8114-9898f4d610ca none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0