View Full Version : disk short read error

18th September 2006, 07:43 AM
Out of the blue my previously fine fc5 box stopped working. During reboot it dies with this error message:

"attempt to read block from filesytem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/hdb1"

Any ideas on how to recover from this are appreciated. fsck /dev/hdb1 bombs out with a similar error but that's the extent of my Unix sysadmin skillset. I have a lot of data on the drive I do not want to lose.