Bug 7506 - file system corruption
Summary: file system corruption
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
: 7529 7586 7596 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-12-02 13:35 UTC by rehbein
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-04 22:26:49 UTC

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Description rehbein 1999-12-02 13:35:41 UTC
I installed a 36 gigabyte hard drive and formatted it ext2. While copying
files (moving files from drive to another using the file manager drag and
drop) to the 36 gig drive the "gmc" (file manager) crashed. When I
restarted the "gmc" restarted it showed that all the directories on the 36
gigabyte had disappeared (about 2 gig of data). All that remained was a
directory of the name I restarted the system and ran fsck. By
the time fsck was done reporting "dead/bad blocks" and other information
messages the drive was rendered clean (i.e. empty). I reformatted the

Is there a problem with ext2 and large disk drives. The drive addressing
was set for LBA.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-06 17:10:59 UTC
*** Bug 7586 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-06 17:12:59 UTC
*** Bug 7529 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-06 17:13:59 UTC
*** Bug 7596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-06 17:14:59 UTC
Are you using ext2 or fat32 on the partitions?

Comment 5 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:26:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

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