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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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