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SubjectRe: init bug / crash recovery
On Wed, 13 Mar 1996, Alex Krimkevich wrote:
> Well, as it turns out no e2fsck (or any other fsck) exists on the root
> floppy. I mounted root partition on /mnt and tried '/mnt/sbin/e2fsck'.
> The system answered "/mnt/sbin/e2fsck not found". 'ls -l
> /mnt/sbin/e2fsck' produced:
> -rwxr-x--- 1 root bin 69252 Aug 8 1995 e2fsck*
>
It's looking for a shared libary, and can't find it.

> Any other Unix I've worked with provides some way to recover from disk
> corruption other than reinstalling the entire system from the
> installation medium. I do not see any reason why Linux should be an
> exception.
>
You needed a recovery root disk, it has a static version of e2fsck amoung
other things

> The last one, not the least one,if there is a reason why
> telinit [0123456sS] should not be used, at least under X, it should
> be reflected in the documentation in a very explicit way. I guess
> something like :
>
> "WARNING : YOU CAN MESS UP YOUR COMPUTER BY USING THIS COMMAND"
>
It souldent mess up ....

>
> Alex Krimkevich,
> alex@magneton-ra.swmed.edu
>
Bryn
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