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SubjectRe: 2.4.2 ext2 filesystem corruption ? (was 2.4.2: What happened ? (No such file or directory))
For what it's worth, I was able to completely screw up my root FS
using redhat's Fisher beta kernel (2.2.18 + stuff). I did this by
running a bad hdparm command while running a full GNOME desktop:
(This was not a good idea...and I know, and knew that...but....)

hdparm -X34 -d1 -u1 /dev/hda
(As found here:

HD is a 40GB 7200 RPM Western Digital drive. (ATA-100 I believe)
that I just got from Fry's a few days ago...

fdisk was sort of able to recover most of the file system by
booting off of the CD in rescue mode and running fsck on /dev/hda, but
many files were not what they said they were, ie /sbin/ifup was
some other binary... Some files turned into directories it

Sorry for the lame bug report, but I'm scared to try it again, and
I didn't realize the complexity of the problem when I simply powered
down my machine with the HD light on solid...


Ben Greear (
Author of ScryMUD: 4444 (Released under GPL)
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