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Old 08-27-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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df: cannot read table of mounted filesystems


I haven't used my computer in a couple of weeks; been away. When I got back and booted up, most of my partitions needed to be scanned for apparently not having been scanned in 203 days.

While the partitions are being scanned I notice that the occasional error pops up so when I finish booting I try running "df -hT" to see if any of my partition weren't able to mount. The error message I get is "df: cannot read table of mounted filesystems."

However, I can browse through my file system and read files on my different partitions just fine.

What I also can't do is connect to the internet... Even though I'm connected as we speak on the same computer (running Windows XP).

Does anyone have any idea what's going on? I have multiple hard drives running on the computer: 250GB disk (with Windows), 320GB disk (Linux boot, swap, root, etc + storage), 500GB disk (storage) and a 640GB disk (storage).

I really doubt that they're all fucked up at the same time... What do you guys think? Any ideas?

Thanks for reading.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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hi

its quite possible that the 203 days is correct and your system has a very long scan delay.

I have a ext3 system and mine is set to check after 30 cold boots or every 7 days....which suits me.

more mission critical people may prefer shorter delays.

2) assuming you have ext2 or 3 you can use a live cd to change your scan delays. ...target partition is left unmounted

man tune2fs ...will give you the options but I think you may like to look at example
tune2fs -c 30 -i 7 d /dev/sda1

3) while in live mode force a check now...again I assume you are ext2/3

Code:
su
e2fsck -f /dev/sda1
man e2fsck will give you options but I like -f first and follow the prompts

Last edited by aus9; 08-27-2009 at 07:49 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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Hi. Thanks for the reply.

Actually, only my boot partition is ext2/3. Others are either ReiserFS or XFS... Problem is, I don't remember which one's are what. I remember the bigger ones (storage) being XFS but with out "df" I don't remember the /dev/sd* of those partitions...
 
Old 08-28-2009, 09:47 AM   #4
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they have their own progs...so check your distro /etc/fstab to see which one is which and a good live cd should be able to re-configure your delay before filesystem checks
 
  


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