> The title 'bout says it.
> Slackware 9.0 setup was proceeding from my bootable CD just fine.
> My NIC was detected, partitions were mounted, /etc/fstab configured;
> you name it.
> Then the power dropped for just long enough to crash the setup which
> had only been running 20 seconds, tops. It had only installed the
> first 3 or 4 packages in the 'a' series. I rebooted without the CD to
> see what remained of my Slackware 8.0 (2.2.19? kernel) install and
> hoping the "not cleanly unmounted. Check forced" message would appear
> and clean up any problems created by kicking the chair out from under
> the disk.
> There were no boot errors and I could still login but glibc was now
> missing so everything dependent on that failed. I decided I'd luckily
> gotten away cleanly and waited until all risk of power failure had
> passed to begin the install anew.
> During this second install the black console screen started
> scrolling errors like:
> [Pkg name? Not sure] ext2_bad_block: free blocks [and something] do
> not match
> Sometimes it would only be 2 or 3 such messages other times it would
> be 4 pages.
> I now cannot login. ANY string of text causes an error from crypt
> complaining about too short a login. CTRL-ALT-DEL at the login causes
> a "You do not exist. Go away." error.
> I began the install again, this time choosing to do the "slow
> format, checks for bad blocks" on both partitions. No complaints
> about the drives but I got the same error messages again.
> Luckily, I can still use the bootable CD to login as root and mount
> the 3 ext2 partitions. Even more luckily, I'm not worried about any
> data on the 3 partitions, so a complete format can be done if need be.
> So, how do I:
> 1)Fix any damage on the drives
> 2)Re-format, or otherwise prepare, the drives to accept the