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peter_s_conrad

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Can't Boot
« on: December 01, 2004, 01:36:31 pm »
Okay... it's my fault. I moved the switch to "Replace battery" and back to stop a stubbornly slow application because I was too lazy to open a shell and kill it. But how do I fix it? Here's what happens.

I'm running the Crow ROM. I press the power button. The penguin appears, I get some messages, everything looks normal, it gives me the "Please wait for approximately one minute" screen, and there it hangs forever.

I can look at the SD card (where /home is) from my Linux laptop, and I think I can look at the internal storage on the Z by booting without the SD card in place so that I get a shell prompt. But what do I look for? I'm assuming some file is broken somewhere. Anyone know what I need to fix?

One thing it does say on boot is:

ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/mtdblock1 is mounted

Could be the problem maybe? But later it says /dev/mtdblock1: 2245/31360 files (1.6% non-contiguous)... so it's seeing something there. It looks like it knows that the filesystem has changed, and it's doing the regular Linux filesystem check. But then it doesn't boot. I've let it sit for an hour on the "one minute" screen. Should I be more patient, and let it sit for a day or two?  

Or am I faced with the unfortunate task of re-flashing the ROM, thereby losing all the WEP keys I've painstakingly entered in the Network app?

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004, 06:16:19 pm »
Never mind! this guy had the same problem I had, and he figured out how to solve it, and now my Zaurus runs again. Thanks,  cavaughan!