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Fri Jul  8 01:32:39 CEST 2005

Damn disk on wilbur

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Damn! The disk which came with
wilbur.yanson.org seems to have bad sectors on
it... This really sucks bigtime, especially considering that
I've spent quite some time on it now. What happens is that
everything works as usual, then out of the blue, the
/var partition goes read-only. First I thought
that it was my apm/acpi which was doing something, but
eventually I decided to check up the stuff in
/var/log/messages and dmesg. After
searching the forums, I
found that it prolly implies a) bad memory b) bad disk cable,
or c) bad disk.

Since it only happens in the /var partition
(well, so far), Im inclined to believe that theres some bad
sector somewhere in the area of  /var. *sigh*

Here's the error in dmesg:
wilbur ~ # dmesg
EXT3-fs error (device hda6) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted
EXT3-fs error (device hda6) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted
EXT3-fs error (device hda6) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted
EXT3-fs error (device hda6) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted
EXT3-fs error (device hda6) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted
... (and so on)
And in /var/log/messages:
... skipping to end ....
Jul  8 00:38:02 wilbur EXT3 FS on hda7, internal journal
Jul  8 00:38:02 wilbur EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Jul  8 00:38:02 wilbur kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
Jul  8 00:38:02 wilbur EXT3 FS on hda8, internal journal
Jul  8 00:38:02 wilbur EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Jul  8 00:38:02 wilbur ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:0c.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low
) -> IRQ 16
Jul  8 00:38:06 wilbur lircd-0.7.1[6536]: lircd(hauppauge) ready
Jul  8 00:38:07 wilbur rc-scripts: Configuration not set for eth0 - assuming dhc
p
Jul  8 00:38:08 wilbur e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
Jul  8 00:38:12 wilbur saa7115: decoder disable output
Jul  8 00:38:12 wilbur saa7115: decoder set input (0)
Jul  8 00:38:12 wilbur saa7115: now setting Composite input
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... snip ...
Obviously something is wrong, we got the error while actually writing to the log in /var. Sigh. And you know whats more typical? The warranty on the whole box expired on the 23rd of June, this year. Thats like two days before I got the puter from Magnus. (wanna see the page? its here.). Oh well. Im attempting to partimage (ghost for you wintendo folks) it, and partimage just told me that the /root partition has errors on it as well. I guess I'll try to save the kernel configs, the /etc directory and the /var/lib/portage/world file, so that I can rebuild the computer from scratch on a new hdd. Dammit. --