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Old 09-26-2014, 05:08 AM   #1
austinium
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Debian fsck failed with error code 8


hi,

I am getting the following error message at boot:
"
...
fsck exited with status code 8
failed(code 8)
[FAIL] File system check failed. A log is being saved in /var/log/fsck/checkfs if that location is writable. Please repair the file system manually. ... failed!
[warn] A maintenance shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and resume system boot. ... (warning)
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

"

I am running Debian GNU/Linux Jessie/Sid

I have tried running fsck from the maintenance shell on all partitions, for each of them fsck returns saying they are clean. I have uploaded a "Screenshot" here.

I have also tried to boot from a LiveCD and running fsck manually, errors are not detected there either. I have also tried running fsck through GParted on the LiveCD, it didn't report any errors either.

The partition table is:
Code:
# parted -l
Model: ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system     Name  Flags
 1      1049kB  512MB   511MB   fat32                 boot
 2      512MB   1012MB  500MB   ext4                  msftdata
 3      1012MB  8012MB  7000MB  ext4                  msftdata
 4      8012MB  11.0GB  3000MB  ext4                  msftdata
 5      11.0GB  15.0GB  4032MB  linux-swap(v1)
 6      15.0GB  15.4GB  400MB   ext4                  msftdata
 7      15.4GB  500GB   485GB   ext4                  msftdata
I am able to boot into the machine and use it fine.

Hope to hear on ways to fix this.

thanks
 
Old 09-26-2014, 12:44 PM   #2
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Here is a thread at crunchbang that details how one individual solved that problem:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=25810

I hope it works for you.

PS: have you looked at the log file /var/log/fsck/checkfs to see what it has to say?

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 09-26-2014 at 12:54 PM.
 
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:02 AM   #3
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Hi,

thanks for replying

the contents of /var/log/fsck/checkfs are:
Code:
# cat /var/log/fsck/checkfs 
Log of fsck -C -R -A -a 
Mon Sep 29 10:13:49 2014

fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
fsck.fat 3.0.26 (2014-03-07)
/dev/sda1: 3 files, 33/124424 clusters
/dev/sda7: clean, 14070/29589504 files, 35292691/118326016 blocks
/dev/sda6: clean, 16/97536 files, 22572/390144 blocks
/dev/sda3 is mounted.
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.


/dev/sda4: clean, 11320/183264 files, 260334/732416 blocks
fsck exited with status code 8

Mon Sep 29 10:13:50 2014
----------------
The Crunchbang user had an issue with the UUID of one of his partitions changing. My UUIDs seem unchanged, either that or I have been spending too much time on the computer
Code:
# blkid
/dev/sda5: UUID="8cba2281-c6c4-4de7-8ecc-68cf95044da1" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sda1: UUID="0502-D895" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/sda2: UUID="90686687-d42c-46dc-82f6-b483229c8ea7" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda3: UUID="e648b45d-6300-4447-90d8-4bb69536a360" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda4: UUID="985e0647-bfbf-4043-bade-1f2c16f75970" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda6: UUID="07e69fdc-c9ee-49a2-8a8d-9cb463040db7" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda7: UUID="6d68a663-fd68-438b-9847-6181f16c0578" TYPE="ext4"
Code:
# cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=90686687-d42c-46dc-82f6-b483229c8ea7 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=0502-D895  /boot/efi       vfat    defaults        0       1
# /home was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=6d68a663-fd68-438b-9847-6181f16c0578 /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
# /tmp was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=07e69fdc-c9ee-49a2-8a8d-9cb463040db7 /tmp            ext4    defaults        0       2
# /usr was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=e648b45d-6300-4447-90d8-4bb69536a360 /usr            ext4    defaults        0       2
# /var was on /dev/sda4 during installation
UUID=985e0647-bfbf-4043-bade-1f2c16f75970 /var            ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=8cba2281-c6c4-4de7-8ecc-68cf95044da1 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/sr0        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
I am unable to install smartmontools:
Code:
# apt-get install smartmontools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  gsmartcontrol smart-notifier
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  smartmontools
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 443 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/460 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,650 kB of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 152903 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../smartmontools_6.2+svn3841-1.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking smartmontools (6.2+svn3841-1.2) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/smartmontools_6.2+svn3841-1.2_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 unable to clean up mess surrounding `./usr/sbin/smartd' before installing another version: Read-only file system
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/smartmontools_6.2+svn3841-1.2_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I think this means that /dev/sda3 i.e., the /usr partition is the one having problems, but running fsck on it from a LiveCD or in maintenance mode shows it as being "clean".

what can i do next?
 
Old 10-02-2014, 12:33 PM   #4
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i am closing the thread as i ended up reinstalling.
 
Old 10-05-2014, 03:49 PM   #5
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Had the same problem. Courtesy of the Debian transition to systemd.

For the record it is fixed in initramfs-tools_0.118. Discussion here
 
  


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