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Old 01-02-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
jerryjg
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What command to type on frozen run scan disc manually page


Hi, I would like to install a live CD , but my Distro is frozen on a FSCK Failed,Run Scan Disc manually Black page. I have a live CD to insert, But I need to know the command to type in the run program page. Can anyone tell me what the command is to run the scan disc manua;lly with a live CD? thanks
 
Old 01-02-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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The 'scan disk' program is fsck so boot off your Livecd and run
Code:
fsck
from a terminal as root.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 03:59 PM   #3
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The 'scan disk' program is fsck so boot off your Livecd and run
Code:
fsck
from a terminal as root.
OK, IM a novice, what does the "from a terminal as root" mean? Is it something that can be easily done? Thanks again!
 
Old 01-02-2006, 05:23 PM   #4
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I just mean from a command line and you type 'su' (switch user) to become root. So you'd do this:
Code:
su
<type in root password>
fsck
If you get warnings about it not being able to check mounted partitions tell it no and unmount those partitions with this command:
Code:
umount /mountpoint
You can use the mount command to see all the mounted partitions and their mountpoints.

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Old 01-02-2006, 07:46 PM   #5
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I just mean from a command line and you type 'su' (switch user) to become root. So you'd do this:
Code:
su
<type in root password>
fsckp
If you get warnings about it not being able to check mounted partitions tell it no and unmount those partitions with this command:
Code:
umount /mountpoint
You can use the mount command to see all the mounted partitions and their mountpoints.
Thanks so very much! Guess I only need to know how to find out my "root password"? I had this crashed distro installed and I do not think the guy told me what my root password is- Thanks!
 
Old 01-02-2006, 08:53 PM   #6
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You can easily reset your root password using a LiveCD (eg. Knoppix, PCLinuxOS) or the Mandriva install CD. See: http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/h...ml#resetrootpw
 
  


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