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Old 02-02-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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/: Device busy?


Using Fedora core 3 sometimes when i shutdown ior reboot, once it starts booting up, it states that filesystem has errors forced check, i belive it to be that the root is not being unmounted, i tried unmounting it via the konsole and it unmounts all my other drives but not the root and says that the device is busy?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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You can't unmount a file system while it is in use. The root file system is always in use.

The way init scripts handle a clean shutdown is to remount (which you can do to a filesystem in use) / as read only and flush all the write buffers. It doesn't matter if you don't properly unmount a read-only filesystem because your not editing it in and way.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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Sorry...how do i resolve this issue?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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Now when it starts booting up it suddenly restarts itself to the shell and states that:

fsck.ext2: is a directory while trying to open /

FAILED


I think i may have edited to fstab file wrong, how can i edit the fstab file in the shell its giving me, or is this not the way to resolve this?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 05:29 PM   #5
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Ok ive manged how to emacs fstab but it states i have to use fstab-sync????????????please help
 
  


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