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Old 12-05-2005, 08:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy /dev/hdc1 contains a file system with errors, Check Forced

Linux booted with no problems 5-10 times and then the above error began poping up when attempting to boot the system.

After that, got "Unattached inode 720507" and then

/dev/hdc1: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCIES; run fsck manually.

I don't know took me 5 tries and a week just to get the operating system to install...Linux is very unfriendly to the non-initiated.

Microsoft should build a user friendly version of Linux. They'd make a killing with the non-technical folks like me.
Old 12-05-2005, 08:18 AM   #2
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ok what distro are you trying to install ?
for a complete newbie, i reccomend ubuntu.

about the hard drive.
what file system is on it ? ext2, ext3, reiserfs ? what filesystem is installed makes a difference in what tool you use to check it. sounds like you have ext2 or ext3

try this
e2fsck -c -v /dev/hdc1

this runs a file system check.
the -c option tells it to check for badblocks
-v tells it to be verbose in its output so you can see more of whats going on.

let us know and we will help.
linux is not all that hard, there are some very newbie friendly distrobutions out there.
But it is not the same as windows.
Old 12-05-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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Slackware 10.2 is installed.

after posting the message, the showed my the code for running fsck.

After running is and answering "y" to the question of whether to fix each error, the system booted properly.
Old 12-06-2005, 09:59 AM   #4
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caused by improper shutdown dont use the power button like in windows use the command shutdown -h now
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thank you

Originally Posted by Boow View Post
caused by improper shutdown dont use the power button like in windows use the command shutdown -h now

it worked even many years later thank you
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Originally Posted by iltermutlu View Post
it worked even many years later thank you
Basic command and it should work at any time. Two good references SlackwareŽ Essentials & SlackwareŽ Basics.

Just a few more links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at '
Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

BTW, we do not resurrect such old threads unless you wish to add constructive material.


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