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2004-10-04
2013-05-02
  • I get this:
    cmr-213-141-51-198:/Users/jsmanrique root# fsck_ext2 -fn /dev/rdisk0s2
    e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
    Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
    Pass 2: Checking directory structure
    Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
    Pass 4: Checking reference counts
    Pass 5: Checking group summary information
    Error reading block 3 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? no

    /usr/local/sbin/e2fsck: Can't read an inode bitmap while retrying to read bitmaps for /dev/rdisk0s2
    e2fsck: aborted
    cmr-213-141-51-198:/Users/jsmanrique root#

    What could I do?

    J.Manrique

     
    • J.

      That sounds like a serious disk error. I would back up all data as soon as possible. Although, If this is a USB connection, it may be spurious since there do seem to be issues with USB and OS X. If the connection is not USB, then I would guess that the disk is nearing eminent failure or your filesystem is damaged beyond repair.

       
  • Oops, that doesn't sounds too good!

    I had Gentoo instaled in that partition (/dev/disk0s2) and I changed it for Debian. With Gentoo ExtFS Manager worked fine.

    What could/should I do?

    Thanks, J.Manrique

     
  • I had Gentoo installed in that /dev/disk0s2, but after changing to Debian I can't mount it with ExtFS Manager. The nice part is that I can mount it in the Terminal.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks, J.Manrique

     
    • Just for your interest:

      cmr-213-141-51-59:/Users/jsmanrique root# fsck_ext2 -fy /dev/disk0s2
      e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
      Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
      Pass 2: Checking directory structure
      Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
      Pass 4: Checking reference counts
      Pass 5: Checking group summary information
      /dev/disk0s2: 76915/1528064 files (1.6% non-contiguous), 534959/3051025 blocks
      cmr-213-141-51-59:/Users/jsmanrique root# fsck_ext2 -fy /dev/rdisk0s2
      e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
      Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
      Pass 2: Checking directory structure
      Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
      Pass 4: Checking reference counts
      Pass 5: Checking group summary information
      Error reading block 3 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 32771 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 65537 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 98307 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 131073 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 163843 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 196609 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 229379 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 262145 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 294915 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 327681 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 360449 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 393217 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 425985 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 458753 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 491521 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 524289 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 557057 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 589825 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 622593 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 655361 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 688129 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 720897 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 753665 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 786433 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 819203 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 851969 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 884739 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 917505 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 950273 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 983041 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1015809 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1048577 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1081345 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1114113 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1146881 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1179649 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1212417 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1245185 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1277953 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1310721 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1343489 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1376257 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1409025 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1441793 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1474561 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1507329 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1540097 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1572865 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1605635 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1638401 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1671169 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1703937 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1736705 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1769473 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1802241 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1835009 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1867777 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1900545 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1933313 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1966081 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 1998849 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2031617 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2064385 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2097153 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2129921 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2162689 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2195457 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2228225 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2260993 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2293761 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2326529 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2359297 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2392065 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2424833 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2457601 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2490369 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2523137 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2555905 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2588673 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2621441 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2654211 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2686977 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2719745 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2752513 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2785281 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2818049 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2850817 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2883585 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2916353 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2949121 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 2981889 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 3014657 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      Error reading block 3047425 (Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while reading inode and block bitmaps.  Ignore error? yes

      Force rewrite? yes

      fsck_ext2: /usr/local/sbin/e2fsck command aborted by signal 11
      cmr-213-141-51-59:/Users/jsmanrique root#

      Thanks, J.Manrique

       
    • J.

      These errors you are getting look serious to me. By default the kernel driver does not do complete error checks, so even though you may get it working manually, you may run into trouble (panics, or even further data corruption) trying to use the drive.

      The first thing I would do is mount this drive in Linux and see if you get the same fsck errors.

      This really looks like a hardware problem to me.

       
  • This mount problem is now being tracked in bug #1039233. For anyone experiencing this problem please try to reproduce the actions requested in this bug and then post your results to the bug.

    Thanks.

     
  • This is what I get:

    kenergy:~ root# /System/Library/Filesystems/ext2.fs ext2fs.util -p disk2s1 fixed writable UNTITLED
    kenergy:~ root# echo $?
    255
    kenergy:~ root# /sbin/fsck_ext2 -q/dec/disk2s1
    /sbin/fsck_ext2: open '(null)' failed, Bad address
    kenergy:~ root# echo $?
    14

    any ideas?

     
  • Bill Ward
    Bill Ward
    2005-08-17

    I rescued the ext3 disk drive from my dead Linux laptop.  I found the devices r?disk1s[0123] in /dev so I was able to fsck the disk.  The first time it took a long time and I guess it was able to recover the journal.  But then it quit with this error.  Subsequently fsck'ing produced the same error:

    # /sbin/fsck_ext2 /dev/rdisk1s3
    e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
    /: recovering journal
    /usr/local/sbin/e2fsck: unable to set superblock flags on /

    I tried as some have suggested,

    # /System/Library/Filesystems/ext2.fs/ext2fs.util -p disk1s3 fixed writable

    but the output is merely "UNTITLED" and nothing more.  Any ideas?