Massive Corruption

From: MC_Vai (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 19:10:09 EST

        I have a problem with my filesystem, the kernel panics
        as soon as it tries to mount the root filesystem.

        I guess it is because of the IDE bug in the driver
        Russell found, but he (Russell) suggest me to post
        my message here.

        What I've tried up to now:
        % e2fsck -B 4096 /dev/<part>
        % e2fsck -B 8192 /dev/<part>
        ... (16384, 32768, etc.)

        % e2fsck -b 4097 /dev/<part>
        % e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/<part>
        ... (16385, 32769, etc.)

        The error message I got:
        (no matter the argument)
e2fsck 1.18, 11-Nov-1999 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hda6

        My (formerly) system:
        o Kernel Version: 2.4.0
        o Hard Disk: IBM DTTA-351010 (mode=AUTO in the BIOS)
        o Architechture: i386

        Is there anything I can do in order to recover my
        corrupted partition?
        Am I doing something wrong?

        Thanks a lot in advance.
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