On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:20:22 +0200 (CEST), Alexander Best <alexbes...@math.uni-muenster.de> wrote: > thx. i thought since / gets mounted read-only and fsck is able to check it > with write access this would apply to read-only mountpoints in general.
Because fsck resides in /sbin, it is required - in SUM - that / is mounted and accessible for program execution. The best solution is to mount it ro (-r) to get minimal "interference", but generally, only unmounted partitions should be fscked. The / partition is an excelion due to a neccessary evil. :-) (If you're running fsck from a live system CD, you usually don't mount anything. Running fsck on rw-mounted partitions can cause damage to the file systems and should be avoided.) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"