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Old 09-18-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
Kristen.Victoria
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Unhappy Laptop linux help? Error


Im getting an error message and it says this

red * An automatic file system check (FSCK) of the root filesystem failed. A manual fsck must be performed then the system restarted root filesystem mounted in read-only

Gold * The root filesystem is currently in read only monde a maintenance shell will now be started after performing the system maintenance press control D to terminate the maintenance shell and restart the system

when i did everything it said maintenance shell failed restarting in 5 seconds...

Any idea?
 
Old 09-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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Gold * The root filesystem is currently in read only monde a maintenance shell will now be started after performing the system maintenance press control D to terminate the maintenance shell and restart the system
You need to run fsck at the maintenance shell
Type in the root password. It will drop you to a prompt and you can run
Code:
fsck /dev/sda1
replace sda1 with the drive having the problem
When it's done, you can exit it and it would boot normally.

Kind regards
 
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:25 PM   #3
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Thank you!

Thank you so much!! I'm still getting used to linux I've never had any problems until last night.

How do I replace the Sda1?

Also, If this does not work does it mean my computer is dying and that I should invest for a new one?
 
Old 09-18-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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"sda1" would be the first partition on the first hard drive (if there is more than one HDD) in the computer. The physical drive itself would be referred to as "sda." The second physical drive would be "sdb" and so on.

If the hard drive has indeed gone bad, you power off the computer, take off the case, remove the old one and put in a new one. The new one will need to be formatted, partitioned, and have an OS installed to it.

If the HDD does look like it's going bad, the absolutely first thing you must do before additional troubleshooting is back up any crucial irreplacable data files to external media, either a removable drive, disks, or across the network to another computer. Then, once you are running, work up a back up strategy (even if it's just "back everything important up once a week) and stick to it. BTDT, only in my case, it was stolen laptop that opened my eyes.

With some laptops, changing HDDs is easier than others. There are many videos on YouTube showing how to do this.

Last edited by frankbell; 09-18-2011 at 08:46 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2011, 08:55 AM   #5
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Thank you guys so much I got my laptop running I have all my homework on it I now know that I will backup Before it dies lol
 
  


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