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Old 08-02-2001, 01:28 AM   #1
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Post /var


Hello there, if anyone please explain the possible cause of this error.

Thank you so much,
Hanybon

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/var: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
(i.e. without -a or -p options)

*** An error occured during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
***when you leave the shell
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D for manual start-up):
 
Old 08-02-2001, 01:55 AM   #2
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The file-system checker (fsck) has encountered an error in the /var filesystem from which it cannot automatically recover.
The most common reason for errors like this is that you have just, for some reason, had to hard-reset the box ("pull the plug"), without being able to gracefully unmount all filesystems first.
Take the advice given in the error message, and at the command prompt, type
Code:
fsck /dev/<location_of_var_partition>
For example, if /var lives on hda2, type "fsck /dev/hda2".
 
  


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