LFS partition

Kyle West sithii at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 28 13:50:21 PDT 2000

Deleting the lost+found directory isn't really a problem, it can easily just 
be re-created.  What it sounds like to me is that this isn't an e2fs 
partition.  If you are sure that this partition has nothing important on it, 
type mke2fs /dev/hdb3.  This will reinitialize the file system (Erasing 
everything) to make it an ext2 file system.

If you still can't mount it after that, run cfdisk (or some other linux 
fdisk utility) and make sure that hdb3 is set for linux type 0x82.  If it 
isn't, set it to type 82, write and quit, reboot, and then run mke2fs on 
that partition again.

>From: Julio Recalde <julio at dk2net.dk>
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>Hi. I've just started with this book, I think it's really interesting and
>agree with the author on wanting a home made distro.
>While preparing my sytem for starting up, the folowing BadThing happened. I
>had my SuSe 6.2 on hdb3 /, hdb1 /boot and hdb2 swap, on hda1 I had a win95
>installation and on hda2 I had a deposit. I wanted my LFS system on hdb so
>I moved all the important stuff to hdb and repartition hda to install a
>fresh system to get started creating my LFS sys. Then I installed the new
>SuSe 6.2 system on hda4  /, hda2 swap and hda3 /boot, and copyed all the
>important stuff again so I could repartition and prepare hdb for the LFS
>sys. On hdb I created hdb1 swap, hdb2 /, and hdb3 deposit. Then formatted
>and mounted deposit and copyed all my stuff there, and I deleted by mystake
>lost+found, no sure if that has anything to do with what happens next, I
>couldn't mount hdb3 anymore! With mount /dev/hdb3 /mnt, the error was you
>must specify fs type(the first time this worked jusr fine) and when I issue
>mount /dev/hdb3 /mnt -t ext2, I says bad superblock, bad option, wrong fs
>tyoe or too many mounted fss. I've tryed e2fsck, but the answer was the
>same, corrupted super block. I tryed with the -b some.other.block.number
>and it doesn't work. Do you have ANY IDEAS of what I can do to recorver my
>data? I know that I should have made backcups, but it wasn't possible by
>that time.
>			Julio J. Recalde L.
>Lejre, 2/09/00
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