unable to mount root (kernel panic)

tk (tk@alliancestudio.com)
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 12:26:35 -0800

I just successfully installed the 2.0.30 kernel on a machine I've been
running for a long time, through several kernels, and run into a problem.

When rebooting, I get the following message:
"Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:03"

When mounting hda3 from a floppy I get the following:
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
EXT2-fs error (device 3/3): ext2_check_blocks_bitmap: wrong free blocks count
for group 48, stored = 1595, counted 1580
Then 3 more errors with the same "wrong free blocks" message.
One of them is in the same group 48, with a different number.
The other two are in the superblock.

My question is quite possibly, how to run e2fsck in this scenario?

Anyone have experience with this?



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