EXT3 file-system error "bad entry in directory"
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This error is caused by a file that has been marked as a directory. This is a non-fatal error and can be fixed by removing the file in question.
- Mount the file-system in question
- Locate the file that has been corrupted. The file's inode is
the number after "bad entry in directory" Using
the example error code the file would be found by typingfind /MOUNT_POINT-inum 5556142
- Delete the file identified in step two
- Umount the file-system
- Check the disk, and check for errors.fsck/dev/PHYSICAL_DEVICE
- Repeat step 5. If no errors, the file-system is clean.
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- Creation Date: 05-Jan-2008
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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