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After a few emerges, I now get the following error on BOOT up.
fsck.ext3: Filesystem has unsupported feature(s) (/)
e2fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck!
/dev/hda1: clean, 40/10040 files, 8481/40128 blocks
*Fsck could not correct all errors, manual repair needed. [!!]
Give root password for maintainence
(or type control-D for normal startup):
If I just accept (^d) everything boots okay, but I should update this file:
But when I try emerge fsck or emerge e2fsck, I get package not found...
What do I really need to emerge a new copy of fsck? what is it a part of?
But on BOOT I get the same error as before: Is there some other package I must update, or do I have to edit a config file or make a link? Previously I had a Vidalinux1 system up several times, but the boot and current root are 100% Gentoo.
fsck does a filesystem check which is very usefull when you have an unexpected reboot. To make simple, this prog will for example at the next boot correct bugs on your filesystem due to an unexpected reboot whereas your PC did a write access on your disk.
So enter your root password and run: fsck.ext3 and answer yes to all the questions
Okay, from your discussion I have the basic idea that fsck is something like Windows Scandisk or Checkdisk.
And like those programs, is almost compulsory when you have a freeze-up of crash.
Can you also tell me if there are any differences between the Windows version and the linux version, and also,
What is the difference between fsck and fsck.ext3 ? Are they different binary files?
I have the same problem on my laptop, running ubuntu hoary: unrecognized features of the / partition (ext3) -- get a newer version of e2fsck. The thing is, doing an e2fsck on a mounted partition is not recommended. Everything else is working just great, and (after trying Debian and Fedora), I am about to decide that ubuntu is the best solution for me and my computer... if it wasn't fro this!