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Re: [vox-tech] Corrupted root files
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Re: [vox-tech] Corrupted root files

Carl Boettiger wrote:

I've been having a series of problems with corrupted files owned by root.
(I'm running the Ubuntu Gutsy by the way, normal i386 install) The first I
noticed was an error whenever I ran apt-get update that turned out to be do
to some perl-base *.pm configuration files were corrupted into binary mess.
(thanks for your help earlier on this!)  Most recently my /etc/environment
file became corrupted, this time with random ascii text inserted and the
correct text missing.  In each of these cases obtaining good copies of the
corrupted files and overwriting the bad ones fixed the problem at hand.  Now
the last round of updates included a kernel upgrade from 2.6.20-16 to
2.6.22-14.  The new kernel failed to boot and I have to select the old
kernel from grub just to be able to boot at all.  Not sure if these problems
are related, but I'm worried.  I've had all this trouble with corrupted
files and now this in the past month or so, which i've never had before.
Any ideas what I should do?
Step #1 copy any important files off.
Step #2 look at smartctl and then do a short test of your drive
Step #3 run a long test

Certainly if you are overclocking... stop. Sounds like you have some serious issue going on.



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