Ross Penner wrote:
> On 5/15/07, Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 12:15:06PM -0600, Ross Penner wrote:
>>>  I recently had my system freeze so I had to manually restart it. I was
>>>  worried that there would be some problems with the filesystem so I
>>>  looked into the matter and discovered the utility fsck. I ran this as
>>>  root and I got the following:
>> You normally don't have to do this manually. If a filesystem isn't
>> cleanly unmounted, it is automatically checked (in the background if
>> possible, so it might take a while) on the next boot.
>> And in that case fsck won't bother you unless it runs into problems it
>> can't solve.
>> Roland
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>> R.F.Smith                         
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> Thanks for everybodies help. I restarted in single user mode which
> allowed me to do the check manually. I'll probably just let the
> background check go if it happens again.

By default, the background checking doesn't do much. In my experience,
every time one of the machines goes down, I have to schedule a manual
fsck (fsck -fy) in single user mode.

Another option, probably, is this:


It sounds scary though.


Mikhail Goriachev

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