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Old 02-02-2003, 11:50 AM   #1
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Question about errors


I'm still really new to Linux and don't really know my way around the terminal yet.

First, I had the comp on and the power went out late one night a few days ago. Now I can still connect to the internet, but I can't go anywhere. The fact that I can even get online with this is a miracle, and a nice hack a friend did for me. He managed to get Mandrake to connect to an AOL number through a Winmodem. Anyway, what I need to know is, since he hasn't been around and I can't get a hold of him, how do I run a system error check. I'm assuming there is a scandisk type program, but I will more than likely have to run it through the terminal, b/c I only installed the first Mandrake ISO. I'm slowly d/l the other two, but that takes time on a 56k. Needless to say, I'm a little lost without the other two software discs. The first one gave me just enough to run it.

Second, are there any resource tutorials to teach me, in a newbie orientation, my way around the terminal, and where would I find these resources online?

Thanks, any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 11:56 AM   #2
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you'll be wanting fsck, run "man fsck" for more information on how to use it. you shouldn't ever really need to run it directly let the kernel decide if a file system needs checking or not.

as fr docs, you'll find loads in google, but alternatveily look for a thread from a guy called "Nu-Bee" (s)he has a lot links in their siganture.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 12:05 PM   #3
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When I powered up after the outage and everything was loading up it gave me the option to press Y within x amount of seconds to check the filesystems due to improper shutdown, which I did. It can either check the filesystem in about 1.5 seconds, or it simply didn't do it. Either way, problem still exists, and I am booted to WinME right now, which I really don't want to use for anything other than filesharing and a few good games that myself or said friend can't emulate through linux.

Could you give me any info on the pressing Y issue above?
Thanks for the help, though, and I'll be looking for Nu-Bee.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 12:11 PM   #4
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well that'll be to fix the files... sometimes fsck will refuse to automatically fix files so might require you to do it as it's not to be taken lightly... it will proabbly mention something about not being able to run with -a if that's the case.

actual info about pressing Y..? just press it...
 
  


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