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Old 02-18-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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whats wrong with my fsck?


Working my way through learning day to day maintenance of Linux, so I was attempting to use fsck to filecheck my system.

fsck -t ext3 /dev/hda1

I used mount to confirm where the drive was mounted from and that it was ext3, but whenever i try to run the command i get a "command not found" error in the shell. Yet, when I run man fsck, it gives me the manual pages for it.

Anyone know why it's not working?

EDIT: Forgot to mention, reason it's here is i'm running Mandrake 10.1

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Old 02-18-2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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"I used mount to confirm where the drive was mounted from and that it was ext3, but whenever i try to run the command i get a "command not found" error in the shell. Yet, when I run man fsck, it gives me the manual pages for it."

Most distributions do not allow user to run fsck. Ttry running it as root. The restriction does not apply to the man pages.

"I used mount to confirm where the drive was mounted "

fsck must be run against an unmouted partition. umount the partition before running fsck. If you cannot umount the partition then boot a rescue CD and run fsck from the rescue CD.

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Old 02-18-2005, 08:18 PM   #3
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If I unmount it, mandrake will automatically remount it upon restart, right? I'm pretty sure I can handle manually mounting it I just want to be sure.

EDIT: Also, when I try to unmount it is saying the device is busy. I should probably do this from command before loading KDE right? only problem is I have my bootloader set to load Xwindows automatically... How do I get around this to load just to a command prompt?

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Old 02-19-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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"If I unmount it, mandrake will automatically remount it upon restart, right?"

Check /etc/fstab. fstab contains a table of everything that is mounted automatically at boot.

"Also, when I try to unmount it is saying the device is busy."

fsck must be run against an unmouted partition. umount the partition before running fsck. If you cannot umount the partition then boot a rescue CD and run fsck from the rescue CD.


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Old 02-19-2005, 04:14 PM   #5
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Yea, it won't let me unmount it because it is an active drive. How do I go about setting up a boot cd?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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"How do I go about setting up a boot cd?"

There should be a rescue CD mode on your Mandrake distribution CD.

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