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From: Tom Hull <thull@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 12:32:50 -0600
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These messages are being generated from the FAT read code -- i.e.,
they occur when trying to read a DOS FAT partition. Most likely you
just have an improperly formatted floppy disk. You may even have
popped the floppy without umounting it. The low sector numbers
are also a hint that a floppy disk is involved.

Greg House wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, you wrote:
> > This is the last few lines in my var/log/warn could someone tell me what 
> > isgoing on?
> > Nov 23 00:01:27 hal kernel: Directory sread (sector 0x1d) failed
> > Nov 23 00:01:31 hal last message repeated 15 times
> I'm not familiar with the particular logfile (is the warn file something 
> that's
> distribution specific?, I usually see the output from printk going to
> /var/log/messages).
> Anyway, it's from a file system thing that's getting inodes from pointers in a
> directory file. Apparently you have one that's messed up. Either that or 
> you're
> getting hard disk errors on reads for certain block numbers. In any case, I'd
> go do an fsck and see what it turns up. Chances are it can be fixed.
> As with most of these type things, you probably want to try and get a good
> backup before you start trying to repair it...
> Greg

 *  Tom Hull * thull@xxxxxxxxxxx *

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