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    wholmes NNTP User

    Default fsck.ext3 error

    I trying to restore my system from one VM Server to another identical VM Server. I have restored the MBR, created the partitions and restored the system using tar. After I rebooted I get the following error:

    fscj.ext3 /dev/sda4 failed (status 0x8) Run manually. Any idea why I am getting this error. I am thinking it has to do with the way I created my ext3 partitions.

    Thanks
    Will

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    Default Re: fsck.ext3 error

    I'm presuming you are trying to rebuild a guest VM on a running VMServer..

    Couple of thoughts:
    How did you create and format the partitions? I think your thought is right that the problem comes from that step.
    As note: openSUSE 11 uses an default inode setting of 256. As you are unzipping the tar as restore I don't think it's relevant, but just thought I'd mention it

    Also 'who' is /dev/sda4? Are all the partitions ext3?

    Cheers,
    Wj

    P.s. Cool way of moving a system btw
    Have a lot of fun!

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    wholmes NNTP User

    Default Re: fsck.ext3 error

    Wj,

    First of all thanks for the reply. See answers to your questions below

    I'm presuming you are trying to rebuild a guest VM on a running VMServer..

    Answer:
    Yes I am running VMServer on a windows box and I have a SLES 9 server. I am running SLES 10 64 in production but I don't have a 64 bit version (I need to download) to test with so I am using SLES 9 for now.

    How did you create and format the partitions?

    Answer:
    I used th mkfs.ext3 command to created my /boot and / parition.


    Also 'who' is /dev/sda4? Are all the partitions ext3?

    Answer:
    /dev/sda4 is my / partition. I do have one reiserfs partition that is a data partition.


    I have run into quite a few issue trying to restore the system using tar but I have solved as them have come up. I hope this is my last issue to solve

    Thanks
    Will

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    Default Re: fsck.ext3 error

    Well, thanks in return for answering in a clear fashion!

    to take one step back, I would suggest to restart the restore process (maybe using a new vm disk). Restore the mbr and create the ext3 and other filesystems. Before restoring anything create a file or two, restart the VM guest and run a fsck on the partitions, mount/unmount, etc.
    That should give an indication if the partitions ar ok.

    See where that takes us
    Have a lot of fun!

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