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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] recovery from /var corruption?
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 04:07:45
1 So I got my wife's machine booted today using a install disk and
2 played a bit with e2fsck. The machine stopped being happy last night
3 due to some sort of corruption on the /var partition. e2fsck
4 complained about 3 or 4 files and then repaired the partition. The
5 machine booted cleanly as far as I can tell.
7 So, something went bad and I managed to sneak around it for a while
8 and now I'm sort of living with the machine wondering what to do.
10 Do I just watch the logs looking for problems? I have no way of
11 knowing right now whether this was a disk problem that's going to come
12 back, a 1 time deal due to power, or something else entirely.
14 As these cheap machines that don't use RAID what's the right way to
15 go? emerge -e @world and then wait for the next event? Do nothing and
16 wait?
18 We've got decent personal data backups as well as basic /etc data.
20 Thanks,
21 Mark


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Re: [gentoo-user] recovery from /var corruption? Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] recovery from /var corruption? Alex Schuster <wonko@×××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-user] recovery from /var corruption? daid kahl <daidxor@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] recovery from /var corruption? daid kahl <daidxor@×××××.com>