Are you unable to mount your Linux hard drive volume?
The problem could be due to corruption the Linux hard
drive data structures. To sort out such problems, Linux
provides fsck utility. It is a command-line utility,
which checks integrity and consistency of Linux file
system, finds errors, and tries to fix them. However, in
case if you run this utility on a mounted or online file
system, you may come across catastrophic data loss
situations. At this point, you need to carry out Linux
Data Recovery to get your valuable data back.
If you mistakenly run fsck on a mounted Linux file
system, the root iNode may got damaged and all iNodes
start calling similar blocks. When you try to mount the
volume after fsck, you may encounter the below error
"Mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on
/dev/hda1, missing codepage or helper program, or other
error. In some cases useful info is found in syslog --
try dmesg | tail or so"
After this behavior of Linux operating system, when
you run 'dmesg', as stated in the above error message,
you encounter further error message:
"EXT3-fs: corrupt root inode, run e2fsck"
When you run e2fsck, as suggested in above error, it
gives you further error message stating:
"Root inode is not a directory. Clear?"
If you say 'yes' to above error, then it goes to fix
the problem and then remove parent entry for each iNode
in root directory. When you unallocate root iNode and
blocks manually, and then try to rebuilt root iNode, it
says that it can not allocate any block in file system.
This behavior is caused due to corruption to the file
system, superblock, root iNode, or any other Linux data
structure. Operating system can not locate the hard
drive volumes and stored files, after corruption to the
To sort out this problem and perform Ext3 Recovery,
you need to format the hard drive and reinstall
operating system. Although, this method is able to fix
most of the hard drive related problems, however also
deleted all hard drive volumes and files.
This entire behavior cause serious data loss
situations and need Ext3 Recovery software to extract
lost data. The applications perform Data Recovery Linux
in a quick, safe, and easy way.
Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery is the most
excellent tool to perform absolute recovery of lost
data. It recovers data from Ext4, Ext3, Ext2, FAT32,
FAT16, and FAT12. The software is compatible with
Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000.
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