Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:27 PM
So, I was building arch linux this morning, following the beginner's guide. I got to installing the graphics with: pacman -S xorg
It did all the install stuff for linux packages before it rattled off a ton of inode errors.
I did a hard reset (removed the battery and replaced it, I didn't think I could hurt it anymore than it was) and it outputted itself fixing a bunch of inodes. After it was done, the computer auto-rebooted and went through all of its start operations like normal til it got to checking filesystems where it said /dev/sda3 has errors and ran emergency check. Emergency check gets to 89.9% before saying Filecheck failed because inode 4-something (6 digit number) is corrupted. it said manually repair and gave me access to the command-line.
after about an hour of frustration, I noticed my bios has a HDD diagnostic, which failed to read something after not getting past 0%
so, I have given up and am wonderiong if it's possible to replace a laptop hard drive. I have a thinkpad T60.