[lug] e2fsck emergency

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Sep 4 23:27:56 MDT 2000

While working with some experimental code, my machine locked up hard (I 
have magic sysrq installed, it was dead). Unfortunately, I was also in the 
middle of a large, heavy compile. fsck was unable ot fix it. Going into 
single user mode, I have been unable to find a way to get fsck to even let 
me attempt manual recovery. I know not to use the -a option, for example. 
What is the secret? If not, I will have to fdisk the entire partition and 
all my work. I have a 2nd machine up, but no matter what I try, it can't 
find what it needs (I get to single user just fine, after that there seems 
to be nothing left but reinstalling).

Part of the problem is this damned i840 chipset from a SuperMicro dual cpu 
board. I run with "noapic" now, but it isn't quite right. I need an 
immediate replacement for this m/b, but it must use PC133 or PC100 ram, it 
must not be i840, and it has to somehow support my ultra 160 drives. This 
means it needs onboard ultra 160, or a 64 bit pci slot. I can't afford r  
dram, and was planning on taking some time off, but now will need to look 
early for work (I'm a C++ programmer, and recently decided I wasn't going 
to be stuck working on just NT web sites anymore). So the next question 
will be if there are any unix/linux C++ jobs open out there. My vacation 
money is about to be cut short. If the board supports slot 1 this is best, 
but if I have to trash the cpu's to get a stable motherboard, so be it, 
SuperMicro must be removed. The Iwill DCA200 would be good, except that it 
requires rdram.


D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
(303) 772-5755

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