Re: recovering data from a corrupt ext3?

From: Dan Stromberg
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 12:38:16 EST

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 19:50:59 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:

This is what worked for me:

On FC3's rescue disk:

1) Do startup network interfaces
2) Don't try to automatically mount the filesystems - not even readonly
3) lvm vgchange --ignorelockingfailure -P -a y
4) fdisk -l, and guess which partition is which based on size: the small one was /boot, and the large one was /
5) mkdir /mnt/boot
6) mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/boot
7) Look up the device node for the root filesystem in /mnt/boot/grub/grub.conf
8) A first tentative step, to see if things are working: fsck -n /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
9) Dive in: fsck -f -y /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
10) Wait a while... Be patient. Don't interrupt it
11) Reboot

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