Subject: RE: Ideas on un-breaking an LFS partition?
To: 'Jonathan A. Kollasch' <>
From: Scott Ellis <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/2006 11:38:39
Actually, I was looking for a useful responses (such as a pointer to an
'fsdb' equivalent that understands LFS) rather than a smart-ass one.  Guess
I should have been more clear. 


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From: []
On Behalf Of Jonathan A. Kollasch
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:56 AM
To: Scott Ellis
Subject: Re: Ideas on un-breaking an LFS partition?

On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 09:51:49AM -0800, Scott Ellis wrote:
> Anyone have any recommendations on what to do to get my LFS un-broken 
> (seek kern/35054)?  It doesn't have data that I care about on it, but 
> with all the talk lately about LFS being more-stable (and potentially 
> even usable as /), I figure there must be some way other than fsck_lfs 
> to recover data.  For me, fsck_lfs doesn't seem to actually fix the
> What other recourse would an admin have to repair the partition (short 
> of re-newfs'ing it and restoring from a backup)?

Well, you could learn the LFS data structures yourself, and then go to your
nearest hex editor and start looking for brokenness and fix
it yourself. :P   That, or you could figure out what is wrong and
then add support for this type of problem to fsck_lfs.  I don't think there
is a easy or pretty way.

	Jonathan Kollasch