Originally posted by hopbalt
This is weird, because the box boots fine off the hard drive.
I am worried about running fsck, because I'm a novice user and I DO NOT want to lose any data on the hard drive.
Does somebody know what the problem is, and if running fsck will cause any data loss on the hard drive?
There are probably some differences between the old and new file systems. You may want to check the man pages for mount about doing this.
Yes, it is possible to lose data during a fsck. Depending on what it thinks is wrong with the file system, it could ask you to clear inodes or recover files. You should read the fsck man page to understand all of the changes that it will make.
Another thought... Do you have anything like Veritas Volume Manager on the system?