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On some system fsck is a wrapper that leads to the proper utility. e2fsck is certainly something related to the ext filesystems, so rather check for the ReiserFS tool. The previous poster is right - mount from a rescue or live CD/DVD, to do the repair actions.
My problem is I don't have the SuSe 9.0 Live CD, though I've got a SuSe 10.0. I tried the action per attached image but got another error. Can you please aadvise what other steps I need to take? Many Thanks.
I tried the SuSe 10.1 Live CD but it hangs after I ran it on Rescue System. In another thread I've found a case with the same problem and below is the recommendation;
someone said comment(#) the error partition on /etc/fdisk but what if the partition is your root partition
note these things if you have a problem
a. login as how login gives you access to your system
b. #mount -n -o remount,rw /
c. #e2fsck -p /dev/hda3 (here hda3 my root )
d. if it does not work
e. #fsck /dev/hda6 (respond +ve for all the questions i.e. default answer)
f. Neglect any last message and just reboot
g. Now it should work in case of hard disk
h. If you have any problem with flash drive it is wise to comment out (#) in /etc/fstab with first executing (b.) as above
I've tried to follow the instruction and I had this display;
(none):~ # e2fsck -p /dev/sda2
/dev/sda2 is mounted.
WARNING!!! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause SEVERE filesystem damage.
Do you really want to continue (y/n)?
Is this a normal display? Is it safe to continue? I'm totally new to Linux and I'm struglling to find a solution to my problem. Please help.