fsck /dev/sda fsck 1.42.1 (17-Feb-2012) e2fsck 1.42.1 (17-Feb-2012) /sbin/e2fsck: Superblock invalid, trying backup blocks... /sbin/e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda
Hi, I had an XP installed for years, never a problem besides those created by Win crap. Installed Ubuntu 11.10 about 15 days under a new 5gb partition created by the Ubuntu installer. Everything ran just fine. Trying to open a Gparted since about 1 week, it always says that I dont have any partition, and that's all about whole drive unallocated space
I need to take about another 5 gb from the windows partition into the linux partition with GParted but I can't just do anything. I just ran fsck command on /dev/sda and I got that 'superblock' stupid message which I can't understand. And EVEN in the case its an error indeed its an error created by the Ubuntu installer while installing itself in the new partition created
fdisk -lu shows me:
Disk /dev/sda: 35.9 GB, 35939409408 bytes 240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4642 cylinders, total 70194159 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xcccdcccd Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 57471119 28735528+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 57462782 70187039 6362129 5 Extended /dev/sda5 57462784 68622335 5579776 83 Linux /dev/sda6 68624384 70193151 784384 82 Linux swap
How can I do to fix the 'superblock' issue ?
After some research, I found out fsck doesn't work on ntfs-based filesystems. After installing ntfsprogs through sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs it seems it worked.
sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ntfsfix /sbin/fsck.ntfs sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ntfsfix /sbin/fsck.ntfs-3g ntfsfix /dev/sda1
I was able to finally run a check unto /dev/sda1