Root Filesystem corrupt!!!!!!

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    Root Filesystem corrupt!!!!!!

    help!!!!!!!!!! my root is corrupt!!!!

    i was installing gentoo linux and after serveral hours it was finally done compiling, but i forgot to run lilo. so i just boot from the cd and tried to mount root, but i cant!!! i get that the superblock couldnt be read. i tried running fsck but nothing. i really need some help here!!!

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    start over.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    start over.
    If we're acting that way, Don't use linux at all

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    Thats what i would do, start fresh

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    yup start all over

    ive never used linux untill 8 hours ago..... ive been working on the installation for a week by now.... i was installing linux slackware (latest version) onto a 3.86 and there was always and then i mean always something that went wrong.... now its installed but the lilo isnt installed yet.... guess im going to configure it by editing lilo.conf or something :s

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    You've got to manually mount the partitions but you need to make a directory to mount them under just like you did during the install.

    mkdir /mnt/gentoo
    mount /dev/hdx /mnt/gentoo

    Once mounted try this.
    mke2fs -n /dev/hdx will show you where the copies of the supeblocks are. (x being the partition in question)

    fschk.ext3 -b <block> where <block> is one of the blocks where you have a backup of the super block. The system restores it and checks the partition.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    start over.
    Start over? do you know how many time takes an gentoo installation?

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    then do it right the 1st time

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