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From: Willie Wong <wwong@×××××××××.EDU>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Filesystem failure
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 05:14:25
1 The root partition on my laptop just crapped out today. The kernel
2 logs report a problem with reiserfs. Reiserfsck suggests
3 --rebuild-tree, which AFAICT has a rather non-zero failure rate. So I
4 am getting myself mentally prepped for the perhaps necessary
5 re-install.
7 I would appreciate greatly if people can offer me some advice/caveats
8 of any sort with regards to my plan.
10 The run-down of the state of my laptop:
12 1. Luckily/unluckily, I had separate partitions for /var and /home,
13 neither of which seems to be affected (I need to still run smartctl
14 and reiserfsck to verify that).
15 2. It seems that the damage is limited to /usr (which is not mounted
16 separately, so is a sub-directory of /)
18 The plan would be to bootstrap the system using a liveCD, I seem to
19 already have a workable /var (and hence an okay edb/cache and world
20 file), does it sound workable to just
21 a) get portage, system, toolchain running
22 b) emerge -e world
23 ?
25 Assuming my /etc isn't hosed, the system should still be bootable, if
26 I recover all the right files, right?
28 Thanks,
30 Willie
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Re: [gentoo-user] Filesystem failure Willie Wong <wwong@×××××××××.EDU>