Booting Problem

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop73 at
Wed Dec 9 06:36:59 PST 2009

2009/12/9 mathan kumar <newindian2005 at>:
> Hello,
> "The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
> filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
> filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
> is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
>     e2fsck -b 8193 <device> "

 Note that it is specifically trying to use ext2, so apart from pointing to the
correct partition you ought to specify it as ext3 or auto - otherwise, you
will not be able to use the journal.

 But that is far less important than your misunderstanding of the
partitioning.  On ubuntu, you can use fdisk, sfdisk, cfdisk, or parted
to list the partitions (these are all editing tools - you do NOT want
to edit the partiton map, so read the man or info pages for whichever
of these tools is installed to check how to list the partitions.

After tragedy, and farce, "OMG poneys!"

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