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Old 01-22-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
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how do i umount / filesytem to fsck that device ?


obviously init S, and umount.. but can't umount / as its busy .. (obviously)..sooooo how ?

(in Solaris, you can fsck at the OK prompt)
 
Old 01-22-2004, 03:43 PM   #2
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you could make a boot floppy as well as use a live cd for this as it doesnt mount your hd and therefore can check it but just a question what file system are you using?
 
Old 01-23-2004, 06:04 PM   #3
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you need to have some linux that boot's from cd...
if you are using distro which had console install(like Gentoo and Slackware) boot it and do 'fsck /dev/hdaX'. If you are using something like Red Hat, Mandrake or SuSE boot their cd, wait till graphical instalation starts then press "Ctrl+Alt+F2/F3" it should give you access to console. Then just do 'fsck /dev/hdaX'
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:34 AM   #4
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This is because you can't fsck an partition that is mounted, and even in linux S, the / is mounted. Follow CatSC's advice...
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:17 AM   #5
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shutdown -F -r now

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