[lug] superblock erased by windows. Help!

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Feb 26 19:05:56 MST 2001

You might want to try a manual (as opposed to the default automatic)
fsck, via "e2fsck -r /dev/sda2". You might be able to get something back
this way that isn't otherwise available. If you can get access to the
partition with /etc/ in it, you can cd to the root of that partition
(e.g., mount on /mnt/ of tomsrtbt, "cd /mnt", "chroot .", then run lilo

Jesus Molina wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using lilo ina a pentium 3 Intellistation, I have
> win 98 in /dev/sda1, partition id 6 (DOS 16-bit >=32M
> linux native in /dev/sda2  id 83 (Linux native)
> swap in /dev/sda3       id 82 (Linux swap)
> WIN 95 FAT32(LBA) in /dev/sda4 id 0c, for storing windows data
> After runnig a mpg in windows, my computer crashed
> I cannot boot linux anymore. Lilo works, but linux does not finf
> init.
> Booting  Using TOMsrtbt, and running fdisk:
> VFS: Wrong blocksize on device 08:00
> VFS: Wrong blocksize on device 08:00
> LL_RW_BLOCK: DEVICE 08:00: only 512-char blocks implemented (1024)
> Trying e2fsck
> e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda2
> I have really important data in that partition. So i will truly appreciate
> any help in recovering ot.
> Anyway, How It comes that win98 can crash linux only trying to run a
> video?
> Thanks,
> Jesus
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