Re: OT: Need Linux Help

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From: Karl F. Larsen (k5di@zianet.com)
Date: Sat Sep 28 2002 - 20:50:42 CDT


Hi Rob, I don't use Mandrake but they usually have the latest Linux
stuff. You should get to a point in loading the new software where they
give you a choice of either ext2 or ext3 and of course choose ext3.

On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Rob Matherly wrote:

> Hi Karl;
>
> Thanks for the tip. I've ordered some Mdk8.2 disks, they should be here
> shortly... from what I recall reading at the Mdk site, Mdk8.2 also runs ext3. I
> hope so, because I'll probably need it :^)
>
> 72/73/oo
> Rob, w0jrm
>
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> On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Hi Rob, the latest versions of Red Hat Linux 7.2 and 7.3 offer a
> a new file system they call ext3 which is not as bad about a power down
> PC crash. My linux comes right back up.
>
> You seem to have the older ext2 file system which is sometimes
> damaged by a PC power failure. I gather as your linux loads it gets to
> mounting the file system and errors out. Usually it asks you if you want
> to run software to rebuild the file system. When this happens tell it to
> go ahead. This often works.
>
> On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Rob Matherly wrote:
>
> > Well, I left the subject line off the first (second) time :^) Here it goes
> > again so you know what in the world I'm talking about:
> >
> > Is there some way to repair your file system when your PC crashes, other than
> > formatting the *&$^ drive and starting all over again?
> >
> > 72/73/oo
> > Rob, w0jrm
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