1. This forum section is a read-only archive which contains old newsgroup posts. If you wish to post a query, please do so in one of our main forum sections (here). This way you will get a faster, better response from the members on Motherboard Point.

fsck error while adding external USB disk to Sun Blade 100

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by A. Natarajan, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. A. Natarajan

    A. Natarajan Guest


    I added an 120 Gig Maxtor external USB disk to a Sun Blade 100, and
    was able to format, newfs, and mount the disk properly.
    Unfortunately, while moving some files to the new disk (yes, I should
    have copied first :-( ), the disk seemed to have lost all the files
    (df showed some space being used, but no files exist).

    I did a fsck to see if I could repair and recover at least some of the
    files, but I get the following error from fsck:

    THE FOLLOWING SECTORS COULD NOT BE READ: -2123838464 -2123838463
    -2123838462 -2123838461 -2123838460 -2123838459 -2123838458
    -2123838457 -2123838456 -2123838455 -2123838454 -2123838453
    -2123838452 -2123838451 -2123838450 -2123838449
    fsck: warning: the following command (process 634) was terminated by
    signal 11 and dumped core
    fsck -F ufs -y /dev/rdsk/c3t0d0s2

    I am running 8.0 on this Sun Blade 100, and I thought that 8.0 could
    recognize disks as big as 120 Gig. The negative numbers in the error
    message seem to inicate that the system can not recognize such a big
    disk. Was I wrong to to use the entire disk as one partition? What
    does the error mean? 'strings core' does not reveal anything useful.
    I'm sorry to display such a lack of expertise, but I am a sysadmin by
    default, not by training or vocation...

    A. Natarajan, Aug 20, 2003
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.