On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 04:55:45PM -0600, Brett Glass wrote: > Often, after a FreeBSD 4.x system has been powered down without a proper > shutdown, the system complains of inconsistencies on the disk. Yet, if > one runs the command "fsck -f" after it's rebooted, the fsck program > doesn't fix the problems it finds; instead, it says "NO WRITE" at the > beginning of each report. (It seems not to want to touch things unless > they're unmounted.) So, the system has to come down AGAIN. > > What's the best and fastest way of ensuring disk consistency on a system > that you're powering up after an abrupt outage? What about a system that > powered up again before you arrived to nurse it through a reboot?
You're supposed to boot into single-user mode to repair the filesystems before attempting to bring it up to multiuser state. Kris
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