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Old 05-12-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
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How to do fsck Please help

Hello all ,
I wanna to know how to use FSCK but i need to know first what the improtant harddrives to unmont them and do fsck ... and how ?
Please don't tell me use shutdown -rF now .. because i wanna to know the way from my linux
Old 05-12-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
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Well, to know what filesystems (not specifically hard drives) are mounted, just type 'mount'. There you will see what is the mount point (usually /) and so on. If you tipe umount -a, you will unmount all the filesystems, except those who are being used (if you are in a directory of a mounted filesystem or running an application or looking a file from there you cannot unmount it).

Once unmounted, you can do a fsck /dev/hdx, where x is the number of the hard drive partition you want to check. Also, 'man fsck' is useful.
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