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.


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