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If your system abruptly loses power, or if a RAID card is beginning to fail, you might see an ominous message like this within your logs:

EXT3-fs error (device hda3) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted

Basically, the system is telling you that it’s detected a filesystem/journal mismatch, and it can’t utilize the journal any longer. When this situation pops up, the filesystem gets mounted read-only almost immediately. To fix the situation, you can remount the partition as ext2 (if it isn’t your active root partition), or you can commence the repair operations.

Continue reading Fixing EXT3 Aborted Journal

Date posted: August 24, 2010 | Author: | 2 Comments »

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