On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 11:25:48AM -0400, Identry wrote: > >> So I guess the question now is, if I can mount it manually, why > >> doesn't it mount during the boot process? > >> > > I'd give it an fsck or two (more than one has been needed once or > > twice) > > So I've been thinking about how to run fsck... > > At the moment, I have to boot from an install cd, go into fixit mode, > and mount filesystems by hand. I am mounting them to a mount point > like /mnt/root and /mnt/home, etc. > > Do I just do a command like: > > fsck /mnt/root > > Should I use any flags? Should I mount the filesystems read write or read > only?
You should never fsck a filesystem when its mounted! I think you should start by reading the manual pages for fsck and fsck_ffs. I would start with 'fsck_ffs -fp /dev/yourdevicenode'. If this command quits with errors, you might try fsck_ffs without flags, or 'fsck_ffs -y' to have it try and repair all damage that it finds. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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