[linux-audio-user] Ardour Crash + can't boot

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sat Apr 24 17:57:14 EDT 2004


Man, that doesn't sound good.  I believe at this point that you are the
proud owner of a smoked system.  The disk may not be physically bad but
it sounds like it might be.  Maybe someone else has more insight into
this though.

Jan


On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 18:07, Aaron Trumm wrote:
> Well - interesting.
> 
> Thanks to these replies, I learned to use "linux single" at that boot:
> prompt
> 
> That got me in a shell, along with this error:
> 
> The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
> filesytem.  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>
> 
> fsck.ext3: Filesystem revision too high while trying to open /dev/hda2
> 
> eek, I say.  so I said oh alright and entered:
> e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/hda2
> 
> and got the same superblock error
> 
> so I referred to Jan's email and typed:
> fsck /dev/hda2
> 
> and got the same superblock error
> 
> so I said hmm and tried:
> fsck /dev/hda
> 
> and got a similar superblock error only it mentioned ext2   - odd?
> 
> 
> and that's where I'm stuck currently - worried that I've got a hardware
> malfunction :)
> 
> 
> here's the caveat:  last night before hearing back from anyone, I, in my
> grand wise impatience, booted with the red hat cd and entered the rescue
> mode.  there, per instructions I found in an archived email, I attempted to
> mount hda2 and it said the device doesn't exist.  eek.  so then, in my GRAND
> GRAND wise impatience, I decided to let Red Hat CD install a new OS, while
> keeping all partitions and just using free space.  during this install
> process, I got error messages while reading hda - i hobbled through the
> process, let it reboot, and came out with the same kernel panic, which led
> me to believe I was having a harddisk screw up.  then I went to bed and got
> up and tried the above.
> 
> Aaron will be backing up more often from this day forward. :)
> 
> ideas?
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jan Depner" <eviltwin69 at cableone.net>
> To: "A list for linux audio users" <linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu>
> Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 3:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Ardour Crash + can't boot
> 
> 
> > If you boot in single user mode you should only get that if you're
> > trying to fsck the root partition.  AFAIK you kinda have to ignore it in
> > that case.  I don't know what recourse you have in the case of a hosed
> > root partition.  I've never had a problem with fsck'ing the root
> > partition though (that covers about 16 years of UNIX sysadmin (and 11 of
> > Linux)).  Of course, it could blow up on me the next time I have to do
> > it ;-)  Man, you're up early today Ron.
> >
> > Jan
> >
> >
> > On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 05:22, R Parker wrote:
> > > Jan,
> > >
> > > Do you ignore the warning that running fsck on a
> > > mounted partition can cause serious damage? I used to
> > > ignore it and never had a problem but as my collection
> > > of valuable material grows I become more paranoid. I
> > > imagine Aaron will see that message.
> > >
> > > ron
> > >
> > > --- Jan Depner <eviltwin69 at cableone.net> wrote:
> > > > Aaron,
> > > >
> > > > Sounds strange.  If you are using LILO to boot
> > > > press <Ctrl>-x at the
> > > > splash screen and then enter "linux single" at the
> > > > boot: prompt to boot
> > > > into single user mode.  If you are using GRUB you
> > > > can press "e" when the
> > > > GRUB splash screen comes up.  Highlight your normal
> > > > boot line with the
> > > > arrow keys, press "e" again, add " single" to the
> > > > end of the boot line,
> > > > press Enter, press "b".  This will boot you into
> > > > single user mode.  At
> > > > that point you can look around your system and see
> > > > if anything is
> > > > amiss.  Many times just getting it to boot into
> > > > single user mode and
> > > > then doing a clean reboot will clear up any problems
> > > > you have.  If
> > > > you're getting a message about having to manually
> > > > fix a disk partition
> > > > you can manually fsck a disk partition by entering
> > > > "fsck
> > > > /dev/hdWHATEVER".  Usually I just agree to let it
> > > > fix whatever is wrong
> > > > at that point since anything more involved is
> > > > "magic".  Good luck.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Jan
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 04:57, Aaron Trumm wrote:
> > > > > reposting this cuz I ALWAYS forget to make the
> > > > messages plain text from my
> > > > > windows machine:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hello all - this has actually become a general
> > > > problem, but I think it was
> > > > > caused by Ardour, so I'm cross posting on linux
> > > > audio and the ardour lists
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm running Red Hat and the latest ardour from
> > > > Planet CCRMA which I think is
> > > > > 0.9beta11.2-1 - I was recording a take, and upon
> > > > pushing stop Ardour
> > > > > crashed - a similar has happened many times with
> > > > this version, actually
> > > > > pretty much every time - after the take, it gives
> > > > me a memory error, I click
> > > > > ok, ardour exits, I go back, but it kept the take.
> > > > >
> > > > > but this time, it crashed without that, i started
> > > > ardour again, the take
> > > > > WASN'T there, and then ardour either froze or
> > > > crashed I can't remember which
> > > > > cuz I was in session so it was hectic, and I
> > > > needed to reboot manually and
> > > > > so I did, and now, though, it won't boot - it
> > > > hangs and says "kernel panic.
> > > > > no init found.  try passing the init= option"
> > > > >
> > > > > I can provide more details if needed - I think the
> > > > kernel is also the latest
> > > > > planet kernel - but from what I've been able to
> > > > find I don't think it
> > > > > matters.
> > > > >
> > > > > so I grabbed my emergency boot disk, or what I
> > > > think is my emergency boot
> > > > > disk, because I have never used it, and reset, and
> > > > I get what I'm sure is a
> > > > > familiar prompt to most, the 'ol
> > > > >
> > > > > boot:
> > > > >
> > > > > and it's telling me to hit return or wait ten
> > > > seconds to boot from /dev/hda2
> > > > > (hmmm - is that where the boot loader really is on
> > > > my system?  not sure)  -
> > > > > and that I can "type "linux <params>", and press
> > > > <return> if I want to
> > > > > override the defaults
> > > > >
> > > > > now I know nothing about these params and I'm more
> > > > familiar with a dos boot
> > > > > disk where i shove that thing in and reboot and
> > > > I'm looking at a dos prompt
> > > > > even if my harddrive is totally wanked.
> > > > >
> > > > > what I've read has told me to boot up and edit
> > > > some files - fstab maybe?
> > > > > but uh - *blush*  - how can I get to a danged
> > > > prompt?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > for the ardour list:  does this sound familiar, is
> > > > this version of ardour
> > > > > known to do this kind of thing?
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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