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Old 08-27-2007, 09:45 AM   #1
Muhammed
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Exclamation fc7 how can i make check for errors on my hard drive


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iam using fc7 how can i make check for errors on my hard drive and make it fix these errors
 
Old 08-27-2007, 05:11 PM   #2
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You use fsck to check for errors e.g.
Code:
#fsck -t ext3 /dev/sdX
or
Code:
#fsck.ext3 /dev/sdX
The command above would check for errors on /dev/sdX and would consider the filesystem to be ext3 because of the -t option. Before using fsck, you need to unmount all partitions that you are going to check for errors. I would suggest that you switch to single user mode before running fsck, or run fsck from a live cd such as gparted.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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What i recommend is to make a small restore partition on your harddrive and install a minimal linux distro in it with all the tools to fix a linux installation. So when something is wrong you can boot into that distro and fix your hdd for example.
 
  


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