[Techtalk] EXT2-fs error?

Telsa Gwynne hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk
Fri Nov 15 10:51:32 EST 2002

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 11:53:49AM -0800 or thereabouts, Therese Gustafsson wrote:
> Thanks for your advice. I ran a filesystem check and
> it found lots and lots of error. I had to run the
> check about 4 times before it said that there was no
> more errors. And now I have som stuff in /lost+found
> that I don't know what to do with. But I haven't found
> anything that's not working so for the moment
> everything seems ok. Thanks again.

I have never actually had to do it, but you can restore
things in /lost+found to the right place. 

When the filesystem gets mangled, the box can end up knowing
the contents of files but not which files they are, or where
they're supposed to be. So it puts them in /lost+found for
you to sort out.

I _believe_ you can just edit the /lost+found file and put
bits back where you think they should live. If you can't, I
am sure someone else will post and say "Argh, no, don't, and
here's why" :) 


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