floweringmind wrote:I am chalking it up to EXT4 and went back to EXT3 with a clean install. I can only imagine the hell that is going to occur when the next release of Ubuntu rears it's head and everyone who does a new install is switched to EXT4 if this kind of bug still exists.
The reality is that there was nothing wrong with my disk, the file system just got corrupted from not being shut down. That is just plain terrible. I have never had that happen with EXT3 or NTFS.
The blkid library is much better, and Debian uses the blkid library for util-linux. Unfortunately, Ubuntu chose to make this decision for some unknown reason. For other versions of Ubuntu, the patch that was applied can be found here.
I finally gave up and I find it one of the rather disappointing things about Linux. If I can't fix something as stupid as a disk error, then what does that say for regular users who have no tech skills??
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