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kblade29m

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Aug 3, 2012
19
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I was trying to get 4.4.2 (Omnirom / CM11.1) on my Xoom.
The only problem I facing is TWRP is asking for password or else it will have problem mounting to cache.
This lead to cannot wipe cache and cannot wipe cache\dalvik.

I search the forum up and down and people comment that the partition is corrupt that TWRP trying to recover it.
So my question is how can I repair or recreate the partition.
What tool should I use?
Even if it is using adb shell, what kind of program I need to push into the phone.

Hope someone can help me out.

I did try to play around like 5 hours.
At first TWRP complaint that cannot mount /cache
Then I try use CWM recovery to wipe cache and dalvik. Then only install TWRP (without big part). Again I wipe cache and dalvik.
Then when I install TWRP (with big part) and no longer complaint cannot mount cache.
But it keep showing update partition details.
When I try to wipe data it will be unsuccessful.

Hope experience people can guide me. Really want to see my motorola xoom (everest) to be on kit kat.
 

ankorez

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Apr 22, 2010
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I was trying to get 4.4.2 (Omnirom / CM11.1) on my Xoom.
The only problem I facing is TWRP is asking for password or else it will have problem mounting to cache.
This lead to cannot wipe cache and cannot wipe cache\dalvik.

I search the forum up and down and people comment that the partition is corrupt that TWRP trying to recover it.
So my question is how can I repair or recreate the partition.
What tool should I use?
Even if it is using adb shell, what kind of program I need to push into the phone.

Hope someone can help me out.

I did try to play around like 5 hours.
At first TWRP complaint that cannot mount /cache
Then I try use CWM recovery to wipe cache and dalvik. Then only install TWRP (without big part). Again I wipe cache and dalvik.
Then when I install TWRP (with big part) and no longer complaint cannot mount cache.
But it keep showing update partition details.
When I try to wipe data it will be unsuccessful.

Hope experience people can guide me. Really want to see my motorola xoom (everest) to be on kit kat.


hello...

same problem on my xoom Wingray
if i find a fix i posted here

Good luck
 

webeougher

Senior Member
Jan 24, 2009
158
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As far as I can tell, you didn't follow the directions. Re-start the BigPart process from the beginning, and when TWRP asks you for a password, just ignore that and press the Home icon at the top. Tap the Wipe tab, and there will be two options, Advanced and Format Data, along with the slider at the bottom for a Factory Reset. Tap the Format Data tab, type yes when prompted, and hit enter/return. Then follow the rest of the steps in the BigPart process.

And, please, if you're going to BigPart, just pretend CWM doesn't exist, because all it's going to do is mess things up for you.
 

kblade29m

Member
Aug 3, 2012
19
5
Thanks webeougher. I revisit the steps and this time successfully to make it work.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997

Step 1 - Preparation
Format MicroSD to Fat32 and copied the following files
- R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip
- cm-11-20140216-UNOFFICIAL-1501+0100-everest.zip
- pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip

Step 2 - Flash Recovery to TWRP
- Has Android SDK
- Extract R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3.zip to get recovery.img
- Set Xoom to Fastboot mode by press vol down before dual core logo appeared.
- In command line, type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 3 - Boot into Recovery
- Set Xoom to Recovery mode by press vol down after dual core logo appeared for 3 seconds.
- Notice at this step you will not have problem mounting to /cache partition.

Step 4 - Create BigPart
Refer to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997
Go through step by step.
- Use Install to flash R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip (No Reboot)
- Home - Wipe - Advanced Wipe -> Wipe Dalvik Cache, System, Cache, Data, Internal Storage. Exclude sdcard. (No Reboot)
- Home - Reboot - Recovery -> Don't Install SuperSU (Rebooted into Recovery)
- Home - Wipe - Format Data - Type yes (No Reboot)
- Home - Wipe - Advanced Wipe -> Wipe system and cache (No Reboot)
- Home - Reboot - Recovery -> Don't Install SuperSu (Rebooted into Recovery)
- Home - Mount - Check System and Uncheck System (Just testing only. No Reboot)

Step 5 - Install Rom and Gapps
- Home - Install - cm-11-20140216-UNOFFICIAL-1501+0100-everest.zip and pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip
- Swipe to Flash
- Wipe Dalvik and Cache
- Home - Mount - Reboot - System
- Give 5 - 10 minutes for the installation to complete. Not a boot loop. Just take longer time to finish installation.

Enjoy the CM11 (4.4.2) on Xoom :)


Troubleshooting:
Just incase if you have problem with partition (Step 3), where you notice TWRP already have with partition
- Flash Clockworkmod Recovery
- Remove SDcard
- Reboot into CWM recovery
- Mount and Storage - Format system, cache, data
- Advanced - Fix Permission
- Flash TWRP Recovery (Back to step 2)
 
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peterkling

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Jul 13, 2007
158
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Thanks webeougher. I revisit the steps and this time successfully to make it work.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997

Step 1 - Preparation
...

Step 2 - Flash Recovery to TWRP
...

Step 3 - Boot into Recovery
...

Step 4 - Create BigPart
...

Step 5 - Install Rom and Gapps
...

Troubleshooting:
Just incase if you have problem with partition (Step 3), where you notice TWRP already have with partition
- Flash Clockworkmod Recovery
- Remove SDcard
- Reboot into CWM recovery
- Mount and Storage - Format system, cache, data
- Advanced - Fix Permission
- Flash TWRP Recovery (Back to step 2)
There is almost the same problem with my "UMTS_Everest". I tried to follow all these instructions (includin the "troubleshooting part". But I'm not able to flash another recovery anymore with fastboot nor with TRWP (CWM e.g.) :crying:

I tried also everything, but there is (has never been) no /data-partition anymore and it says "unable to mount /cache" all the time in TWRP

There is no /data-partition visible to mount in TRWP. :eek:
 

kblade29m

Member
Aug 3, 2012
19
5
Try again. Hope you still can enter fastboot mode.
If you use adb and fastboot, I sure you can get it work.

If you using Windows, make sure usb installed with right driver.

Make device in fastboot mode.
Power + Vol down (hold before motorola logo appear).

Screen will show some text related to fastboot.
When you type "fastboot devices" you able to see your device.

fastboot flash recovery clockwork-recovery.img
fastboot reboot

If you can enter clockworkmod recovery u can format all the mount. To enter recovery.
Power + Vol down (hold after Motorola logo appear for 3 second). When recovery text appeared press Vol up.


Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
 

peterkling

Senior Member
Jul 13, 2007
158
1
fastboot flash recovery clockwork-recovery.img
fastboot reboot

fastboot flash recovery fastboot flash recovery recovery-Tiamat-R4c-100611-1150-cwm.img
or fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.2-everest.img
sending 'recovery' (5270 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.511s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.523s]
finished. total time: 1.034s

status done!
Still TWRP
 
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jkd

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Nov 7, 2007
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fastboot flash recovery fastboot flash recovery recovery-Tiamat-R4c-100611-1150-cwm.img
or fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.2-everest.img
sending 'recovery' (5270 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.511s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.523s]
finished. total time: 1.034s

status done!
Still TWRP

Hello,

Ihave the same issue.
You have fixed it ?
 

onlyage

Member
Aug 11, 2014
5
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How I fixed mine

Hi,

I had the same Problem some weeks ago. After trying to install a newer custom Rom which did not boot I neither was able to wipe dalvik nore had a System Partition anymore.

With big help from HDwally I was able to fix it. The first Thing I did was to install a stock Rom.

For this you have to install the Motorola USB Driver
https://motorola-global-portal-de.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/91819
and RSD lite.
http://www.chip.de/downloads/RSD-Lite_49139659.html

You might find a suitable stock Rom here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1049485

After I installed this my Xoom worked fine again. But I installed a crm after that again following these instructions and I was able to install a custom Rom again.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997

I hope you will be able to fix your xoom.

Good luck..

Alexander
 

jkd

Senior Member
Nov 7, 2007
579
12
Hi,

I had the same Problem some weeks ago. After trying to install a newer custom Rom which did not boot I neither was able to wipe dalvik nore had a System Partition anymore.

With big help from HDwally I was able to fix it. The first Thing I did was to install a stock Rom.

For this you have to install the Motorola USB Driver
https://motorola-global-portal-de.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/91819
and RSD lite.
http://www.chip.de/downloads/RSD-Lite_49139659.html

You might find a suitable stock Rom here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1049485

After I installed this my Xoom worked fine again. But I installed a crm after that again following these instructions and I was able to install a custom Rom again.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997

I hope you will be able to fix your xoom.

Good luck..

Alexander

Hello,

thank you, but don't work for me.

is there another solution ?
 

kuntri

Senior Member
Feb 8, 2010
533
10
Atlanta
Fuuuq! Did the BigPart partition and forgot to back up my current ROM, so when I attempt to reinstall I don't see my .zip plus when I reboot. I get the OS not installed.
Mz600 / Vzw / CDMA+Wifi
 
Apr 10, 2007
34
2
Topeka, KS
Got mine to work

I know this is a dead thread, but just in case someone comes here looking for help...

I tried all the directions, and couldn't get stuff to mount. always fails. I finally got it. Not sure why this worked...

Flashed TWRP through fastboot.
Then flashed recovery-Tiamat-R4c-100611-1150-cwm.img
formatted each partition and then mounted them
then flashed the R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip
Then rebooted recovery
Then in TWRP it actually let me format each individual partition one at a time.
Then it let me flash Omni

Not sure why TWRP (regardless of version) would not let me mount. Only CW would. anyways, hope this helps.
 

pv2smurf

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Jan 4, 2015
1
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stingray (verzion xoom) information

I had trouble getting my cache to mount. kept giving me an error of E:Unable to mount /cache/. After beating my head for about 5-7 hours. I found the post quoted below. I used TWRP recovery and adb sideloaded R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip b/c I couldn't figure out how to mount the SDCARD to just drag and drop the file in my windows Operating System.
Still nothing. Then I followed the post below under STEP 4 VERY CAREFULLY where it instructed me to format the ENTIRE INTERNAL STORAGE ONLY. Did that, installed R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip and the cache error went away. Followed the REST of step 4 and FINALLY CM11 ON MY WORE OUT MOTOROLA XOOM VERIZON (STINGRAY) TABLET! GOD SPEED AND HAPPY NEW YEARS!! :D:good::good:

Thanks webeougher. I revisit the steps and this time successfully to make it work.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997

Step 1 - Preparation
Format MicroSD to Fat32 and copied the following files
- R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip
- cm-11-20140216-UNOFFICIAL-1501+0100-everest.zip
- pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip

Step 2 - Flash Recovery to TWRP
- Has Android SDK
- Extract R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3.zip to get recovery.img
- Set Xoom to Fastboot mode by press vol down before dual core logo appeared.
- In command line, type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 3 - Boot into Recovery
- Set Xoom to Recovery mode by press vol down after dual core logo appeared for 3 seconds.
- Notice at this step you will not have problem mounting to /cache partition.

Step 4 - Create BigPart
Refer to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997
Go through step by step.
- Use Install to flash R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip (No Reboot)
- Home - Wipe - Advanced Wipe -> Wipe Dalvik Cache, System, Cache, Data, Internal Storage. Exclude sdcard. (No Reboot)
- Home - Reboot - Recovery -> Don't Install SuperSU (Rebooted into Recovery)
- Home - Wipe - Format Data - Type yes (No Reboot)
- Home - Wipe - Advanced Wipe -> Wipe system and cache (No Reboot)
- Home - Reboot - Recovery -> Don't Install SuperSu (Rebooted into Recovery)
- Home - Mount - Check System and Uncheck System (Just testing only. No Reboot)

Step 5 - Install Rom and Gapps
- Home - Install - cm-11-20140216-UNOFFICIAL-1501+0100-everest.zip and pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip
- Swipe to Flash
- Wipe Dalvik and Cache
- Home - Mount - Reboot - System
- Give 5 - 10 minutes for the installation to complete. Not a boot loop. Just take longer time to finish installation.

Enjoy the CM11 (4.4.2) on Xoom :)


Troubleshooting:
Just incase if you have problem with partition (Step 3), where you notice TWRP already have with partition
- Flash Clockworkmod Recovery
- Remove SDcard
- Reboot into CWM recovery
- Mount and Storage - Format system, cache, data
- Advanced - Fix Permission
- Flash TWRP Recovery (Back to step 2)
 
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charliefowle

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I believe I flashed a 4.1.2 boot.img file a modified rooted version and possibly also reset before a proper flashing in twrp 2.8.6.0. could be one or the other. Both.

No go on any of the suggested fixes.
I'm experiencing same issues.
Specifically, I am unable to mount /data & /cache partitions in TWRP v2.8.6.0 Bigpart Recovery.

I am unable to recover them both through the repair function and Change File System function in TWRP.
Tried all configurations of file system type and sequence of changing the file system types of system, ,data, cache.
The error that appears after attempting to change file system of data, system,cache, all of them is as follows

ERROR: sbin/e2fsk -p /dev/block/mmcblk1p10 process ended with ERROR=8
unable to repair '/data'.
error repairing file system.

I can successfully erase system, boot, userdata, recovery partitions and flash any .img to according partitions with fastboot commands (i.e. fastboot erase cache fastboot flash recovery recovery.img) Although this does not successfully flash anything. Fastboot says it does but recovery remains the same as well as the boot animation which im assuming is in the boot.img file.

I believe im looking for the next viable option which is to rebuild the systems internal data? I dont know via fastboot?
Can anyone help? Could someone explain how to what actually is missing here?
 
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charliefowle

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Jan 9, 2011
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I was successful with e2fsck through adb on my userdata partition and using an alternate superblock. But not I am unsuccessful with it on my cache. These are the only two partions that I am unable to mount in TWRP. I am not even sure if fixing these is proper. I attempted to go in on the /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblkop9 and 10 which are damaged as well I learned when I attempted repair on TWRP on cache.

Code:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
e2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
by-name/cache

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6n e2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
 e2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
by-name/cache

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6n e2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
 e2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
by-name/cache

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6n e2fsck -b /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
 e2fsck -b /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache

Invalid non-numeric argument to -b ("/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/c
ache")

~ # ←[6n e2fsck -p 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
 e2fsck -p 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
Usage: e2fsck [-panyrcdfvtDFV] [-b superblock] [-B blocksize]
                [-I inode_buffer_blocks] [-P process_inode_size]
                [-l|-L bad_blocks_file] [-C fd] [-j external_journal]
                [-E extended-options] device

Emergency help:
 -p                   Automatic repair (no questions)
 -n                   Make no changes to the filesystem
 -y                   Assume "yes" to all questions
 -c                   Check for bad blocks and add them to the badblock list
 -f                   Force checking even if filesystem is marked clean
 -v                   Be verbose
 -b superblock        Use alternative superblock
 -B blocksize         Force blocksize when looking for superblock
 -j external_journal  Set location of the external journal
 -l bad_blocks_file   Add to badblocks list
 -L bad_blocks_file   Set badblocks list
~ # ←[6n e2fsvk -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
 e2fsvk -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
/sbin/sh: e2fsvk: not found
~ # ←[6n e2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
 e2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
by-name/cache

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6n e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
 e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
by-name/cache

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6nmke2fs -n /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
mke2fs -n /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
32768 inodes, 131072 blocks
6553 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=134217728
4 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -p /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
e2fsck -p /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/block/platform
/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache
/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/cache:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -p /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck -p /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/block/platform
/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6nmke2fs -n /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs -n /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
32768 inodes, 131072 blocks
6553 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=134217728
4 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
mmcblk0p9

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
mmcblk0p9

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3
e2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Is a directory while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6nmke2fs -n  /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3
mke2fs -n  /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3 is not a block special device.
Proceed anyway? (y,n) y
y
mke2fs: Device size reported to be zero.  Invalid partition specified, or
        partition table wasn't reread after running fdisk, due to
        a modified partition being busy and in use.  You may need to reboot
        to re-read your partition table.

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p8
e2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p8
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p8: clean, 11/16384 files, 2089/65536 b
locks
~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
mmcblk0p9

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -n 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck -n 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
Usage: e2fsck [-panyrcdfvtDFV] [-b superblock] [-B blocksize]
                [-I inode_buffer_blocks] [-P process_inode_size]
                [-l|-L bad_blocks_file] [-C fd] [-j external_journal]
                [-E extended-options] device

Emergency help:
 -p                   Automatic repair (no questions)
 -n                   Make no changes to the filesystem
 -y                   Assume "yes" to all questions
 -c                   Check for bad blocks and add them to the badblock list
 -f                   Force checking even if filesystem is marked clean
 -v                   Be verbose
 -b superblock        Use alternative superblock
 -B blocksize         Force blocksize when looking for superblock
 -j external_journal  Set location of the external journal
 -l bad_blocks_file   Add to badblocks list
 -L bad_blocks_file   Set badblocks list
~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck -b /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9

Invalid non-numeric argument to -b ("/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
")

~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck -b 32768 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
mmcblk0p9

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6nmke2fs -n /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3
mke2fs -n /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3 is not a block special device.
Proceed anyway? (y,n) y
y
mke2fs: Device size reported to be zero.  Invalid partition specified, or
        partition table wasn't reread after running fdisk, due to
        a modified partition being busy and in use.  You may need to reboot
        to re-read your partition table.

~ # ←[6nmke2fs -n /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs -n /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
32768 inodes, 131072 blocks
6553 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=134217728
4 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304

~ # ←[6nmke2fs -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs: invalid block size - 98304
~ # ←[6nmke2fs -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs: invalid block size - 98304
~ # ←[6ne2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck -b 98304 /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmcblk0p9
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
e2fsck: Invalid argument while trying to open /dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/
mmcblk0p9

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
    e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

~ # ←[6n


---------- Post added at 06:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:27 PM ----------

MZ604 US WIFI Can someone pull and send me the partitions files in dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3? Will replacing and overwriting all my mmcblk0, mmcblko9p1, mmcblk0p10, ect. repair the issue of not being able to mount /data & /cache? or would just someone pulling files form this folder in the picture be sufficent. I say this because if i understand correctly the /userdata and /cache are the culprits, that is the root of the damage. Not sure if im making sense but I hope someone has some advice.
 
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Here is a list of all the partitions on MZ604 Motorola Xoom. I obtained a few list using different commands. Take a look.
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner>cd c:\adb\adb

c:\adb\adb>adb shell
~ # ←[6nls -l \dev\block\platform\sdchi-tegra.3\by-name
ls -l \dev\block\platform\sdchi-tegra.3\by-name
devblockplatformsdchi-tegra.3by-name: No such file or directory
~ # ←[6nls -l \dev\block
ls -l \dev\block
devblock: No such file or directory
~ # ←[6nls \dev\block
ls \dev\block
devblock: No such file or directory
~ # ←[6nls -al \dev\block
ls -al \dev\block
devblock: No such file or directory
~ # ←[6ncat /proc/partitions
cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

 253        0      98304 zram0
 253        1      98304 zram1
 179        0   31162368 mmcblk0
 179        1       3072 mmcblk0p1
 179        2       2048 mmcblk0p2
 179        3       2048 mmcblk0p3
 179        4       4096 mmcblk0p4
 179        5       2048 mmcblk0p5
 179        6      12288 mmcblk0p6
 179        7       8192 mmcblk0p7
 259        0    1048576 mmcblk0p8
 259        1     524288 mmcblk0p9
 259        2   29525504 mmcblk0p10
~ # ←[6ncat /proc/mounts
cat /proc/mounts
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,nosuid,relatime,mode=755 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,relatime,mode=600 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,relatime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs rw,relatime 0 0
~ # ←[6ncat /proc/mtd
cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name
~ # ←[6nls -l /dev/block
ls -l /dev/block
__bionic_open_tzdata: couldn't find any tzdata when looking for localtime!
__bionic_open_tzdata: couldn't find any tzdata when looking for GMT!
__bionic_open_tzdata: couldn't find any tzdata when looking for posixrules!
brw------- root     root       7,   0 1970-01-02 14:15 loop0
brw------- root     root       7,   1 1970-01-02 14:15 loop1
brw------- root     root       7,   2 1970-01-02 14:15 loop2
brw------- root     root       7,   3 1970-01-02 14:15 loop3
brw------- root     root       7,   4 1970-01-02 14:15 loop4
brw------- root     root       7,   5 1970-01-02 14:15 loop5
brw------- root     root       7,   6 1970-01-02 14:15 loop6
brw------- root     root       7,   7 1970-01-02 14:15 loop7
brw------- root     root     179,   0 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0
brw------- root     root     179,   1 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p1
brw------- root     root     259,   2 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p10
brw------- root     root     179,   2 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p2
brw------- root     root     179,   3 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p3
brw------- root     root     179,   4 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p4
brw------- root     root     179,   5 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p5
brw------- root     root     179,   6 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p6
brw------- root     root     179,   7 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p7
brw------- root     root     259,   0 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p8
brw------- root     root     259,   1 1970-01-02 14:15 mmcblk0p9
drwxr-xr-x root     root              1970-01-02 14:15 platform
brw------- root     root     253,   0 1970-01-02 14:15 zram0
brw------- root     root     253,   1 1970-01-02 14:15 zram1
~ # ←[6n
c:\adb\adb>

No list told me exactly which partition was my /data and/cache but as you can see when I run the "Repair" function on my Data and Cache in TWRP 2.8.6.0, the log returns an error to which file it is attempting to repair respectively.

Repairing Data using e2fsk . . .
E: /sbin/e2fsk -p /dev/block/mmcblk0p10 process ended with ERROR=8
E: Unable to repair '/data' .
E: Error repairing file system.
E: Unable to mount '/data/' .

So from there I wanted to rebuild them due to the fact that they are indeed corrupt. Since I was unsuccessful using the "Change File System" function and "Format" function in TWRP 2.8.6.0 as well as unsuccessful using "fastboot format userdata' command in Fastboot I decided to use a command in ADB, mke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p9 and mke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p10. Here is the terminal showing these commands. . .

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner>cd c:\adb\adb

c:\adb\adb>adb shell
~ # ←[6nmke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
32768 inodes, 131072 blocks
6553 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=134217728
4 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (4096 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 29 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
~ # ←[6nmke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p10
mke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p10
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
1847776 inodes, 7381376 blocks
369068 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=0
226 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8176 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,

        4096000

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 26 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
~ # ←[6nmount /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
mount: mounting /dev/block/mmcblk0p9 on /cache failed: Invalid argument
~ # ←[6nmount /data
mount /data
mount: mounting /dev/block/mmcblk0p10 on /data failed: Invalid argument
~ # ←[6nmount /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
mount: mounting /dev/block/mmcblk0p9 on /cache failed: Invalid argument
~ # ←[6nmount /data/media
mount /data/media
mount: can't find /data/media in /etc/fstab
~ # ←[6nreboot
reboot

c:\adb\adb>

Indeed neither of them are able to mount. Am I mistaken when i read these logs it says that these "done" but they do not appear to be as the 0's imply.

Still no fix yet

Is it a probable solution to use the sdcard as a mounting point for these partitions ( /data, /cache)? I cant fully understand it yet but Ive seen some people somehow do this with internal memory and stuff with these specific partitons.
 

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    Thanks webeougher. I revisit the steps and this time successfully to make it work.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997

    Step 1 - Preparation
    Format MicroSD to Fat32 and copied the following files
    - R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip
    - cm-11-20140216-UNOFFICIAL-1501+0100-everest.zip
    - pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip

    Step 2 - Flash Recovery to TWRP
    - Has Android SDK
    - Extract R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3.zip to get recovery.img
    - Set Xoom to Fastboot mode by press vol down before dual core logo appeared.
    - In command line, type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    Step 3 - Boot into Recovery
    - Set Xoom to Recovery mode by press vol down after dual core logo appeared for 3 seconds.
    - Notice at this step you will not have problem mounting to /cache partition.

    Step 4 - Create BigPart
    Refer to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997
    Go through step by step.
    - Use Install to flash R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip (No Reboot)
    - Home - Wipe - Advanced Wipe -> Wipe Dalvik Cache, System, Cache, Data, Internal Storage. Exclude sdcard. (No Reboot)
    - Home - Reboot - Recovery -> Don't Install SuperSU (Rebooted into Recovery)
    - Home - Wipe - Format Data - Type yes (No Reboot)
    - Home - Wipe - Advanced Wipe -> Wipe system and cache (No Reboot)
    - Home - Reboot - Recovery -> Don't Install SuperSu (Rebooted into Recovery)
    - Home - Mount - Check System and Uncheck System (Just testing only. No Reboot)

    Step 5 - Install Rom and Gapps
    - Home - Install - cm-11-20140216-UNOFFICIAL-1501+0100-everest.zip and pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip
    - Swipe to Flash
    - Wipe Dalvik and Cache
    - Home - Mount - Reboot - System
    - Give 5 - 10 minutes for the installation to complete. Not a boot loop. Just take longer time to finish installation.

    Enjoy the CM11 (4.4.2) on Xoom :)


    Troubleshooting:
    Just incase if you have problem with partition (Step 3), where you notice TWRP already have with partition
    - Flash Clockworkmod Recovery
    - Remove SDcard
    - Reboot into CWM recovery
    - Mount and Storage - Format system, cache, data
    - Advanced - Fix Permission
    - Flash TWRP Recovery (Back to step 2)
    1
    fastboot flash recovery clockwork-recovery.img
    fastboot reboot

    fastboot flash recovery fastboot flash recovery recovery-Tiamat-R4c-100611-1150-cwm.img
    or fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.2-everest.img
    sending 'recovery' (5270 KB)...
    OKAY [ 0.511s]
    writing 'recovery'...
    OKAY [ 0.523s]
    finished. total time: 1.034s

    status done!
    Still TWRP
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    stingray (verzion xoom) information

    I had trouble getting my cache to mount. kept giving me an error of E:Unable to mount /cache/. After beating my head for about 5-7 hours. I found the post quoted below. I used TWRP recovery and adb sideloaded R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip b/c I couldn't figure out how to mount the SDCARD to just drag and drop the file in my windows Operating System.
    Still nothing. Then I followed the post below under STEP 4 VERY CAREFULLY where it instructed me to format the ENTIRE INTERNAL STORAGE ONLY. Did that, installed R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip and the cache error went away. Followed the REST of step 4 and FINALLY CM11 ON MY WORE OUT MOTOROLA XOOM VERIZON (STINGRAY) TABLET! GOD SPEED AND HAPPY NEW YEARS!! :D:good::good:

    Thanks webeougher. I revisit the steps and this time successfully to make it work.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997

    Step 1 - Preparation
    Format MicroSD to Fat32 and copied the following files
    - R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip
    - cm-11-20140216-UNOFFICIAL-1501+0100-everest.zip
    - pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip

    Step 2 - Flash Recovery to TWRP
    - Has Android SDK
    - Extract R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3.zip to get recovery.img
    - Set Xoom to Fastboot mode by press vol down before dual core logo appeared.
    - In command line, type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    Step 3 - Boot into Recovery
    - Set Xoom to Recovery mode by press vol down after dual core logo appeared for 3 seconds.
    - Notice at this step you will not have problem mounting to /cache partition.

    Step 4 - Create BigPart
    Refer to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506997
    Go through step by step.
    - Use Install to flash R.A.H._TWRPv2.6.3_BigPart_selinux.zip (No Reboot)
    - Home - Wipe - Advanced Wipe -> Wipe Dalvik Cache, System, Cache, Data, Internal Storage. Exclude sdcard. (No Reboot)
    - Home - Reboot - Recovery -> Don't Install SuperSU (Rebooted into Recovery)
    - Home - Wipe - Format Data - Type yes (No Reboot)
    - Home - Wipe - Advanced Wipe -> Wipe system and cache (No Reboot)
    - Home - Reboot - Recovery -> Don't Install SuperSu (Rebooted into Recovery)
    - Home - Mount - Check System and Uncheck System (Just testing only. No Reboot)

    Step 5 - Install Rom and Gapps
    - Home - Install - cm-11-20140216-UNOFFICIAL-1501+0100-everest.zip and pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20131230-signed.zip
    - Swipe to Flash
    - Wipe Dalvik and Cache
    - Home - Mount - Reboot - System
    - Give 5 - 10 minutes for the installation to complete. Not a boot loop. Just take longer time to finish installation.

    Enjoy the CM11 (4.4.2) on Xoom :)


    Troubleshooting:
    Just incase if you have problem with partition (Step 3), where you notice TWRP already have with partition
    - Flash Clockworkmod Recovery
    - Remove SDcard
    - Reboot into CWM recovery
    - Mount and Storage - Format system, cache, data
    - Advanced - Fix Permission
    - Flash TWRP Recovery (Back to step 2)