jack wallen wrote: > if i run e2fsck on /dev/hdb2 this is my output: > [[email protected] ~]# e2fsck /dev/hdb2 > e2fsck 1.39 (29-May-2006) > Couldn't find ext2 superblock, trying backup blocks... > e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hdb2 > > The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 > filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 > filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock > is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate > superblock: > e2fsck -b 8193 <device> Please run "parted" and print the partition table as root. For example... [[email protected] process]# parted /dev/hdc GNU Parted 1.6.19 Copyright (C) 1998 - 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This program is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANYWARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. Using /dev/hdc (parted) print Disk geometry for /dev/hdc: 0.000-76345.500 megabytes Disk label type: msdos Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags 1 0.031 251.015 primary ext3 boot 2 251.016 76340.126 primary ext3 In your case, it will be /dev/hdb...of course. -- The Marines: The few, the proud, the dead on the beach.