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I have been affected by an ext4 unmountable problem.

The suggested solution is to run e2fsck in a live CD. Ubuntu can't be used because it periodically tries to mount the partition (/dev/sda3 in my case) preventing e2fsck from running. In other words, in order to recover Ubuntu, I want to try using a non-Ubuntu Live CD.

Other people have had success with Slax. But it doesn't work on MacBook.

What live CDs will work on my MacBook?

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I suggest you move this question to, where you will probably get much better answers. – Stefano Palazzo Mar 30 '11 at 3:21

Solved with Parted Magic live CD and running e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sda3

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