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Old 11-07-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
Jinouchi
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External HDD - Extreme lag after mount


I have a 500GB external hdd, and every time I mount it for the first time after booting and try to view the contents, it lags for a LONG time - anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes. I suspect there are some corrupt files, and I know that there are a few corrupt folders, <0 file sizes, etc. If this is the problem, I need to know what the best utility is to fix this. It's almost full, and although about 1/2 of the data isn't absolutly necessary, the other 1/2 is rather important, so I can't loose it.

Any ideas? (I DID google this, but I'm short on time, and didn't find anything within the first few minutes.)
 
Old 11-07-2008, 10:30 PM   #2
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Hi,

You should 'man fsck';

Code:
excerpt from 'man fsck';
NAME
       fsck - check and repair a Linux file system

SYNOPSIS
       fsck  [  -sAVRTMNP  ] [ -C [ fd ] ] [ -t fstype ] [filesys ... ] [--] [
       fs-specific-options ]

DESCRIPTION
       fsck is used to check and optionally repair one or more Linux file sys-
       tems.   filesys  can  be  a device name (e.g.  /dev/hdc1, /dev/sdb2), a
       mount point (e.g.  /, /usr, /home), or an ext2 label or UUID  specifier
       (e.g.   UUID=8868abf6-88c5-4a83-98b8-bfc24057f7bd or LABEL=root).  Nor-
       mally, the fsck program will try to  handle  filesystems  on  different
       physical  disk  drives  in  parallel to reduce the total amount of time
       needed to check all of the filesystems.

       If no filesystems are specified on the command line, and the -A  option
       is  not  specified,  fsck  will  default  to  checking  filesystems  in
       /etc/fstab serially.  This is equivalent to the -As options.
 
  


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