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Old 09-09-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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fsck returns "run manually"

Can someone explain what the below is telling me? Reading the man page for fsck leaves more questions than answers.

# fsck -a
fsck 1.36 (05-Feb-2005)
Reiserfs super block in block 16 on 0x303 of format 3.6 with standard journal
Blocks (total/free): 12253568/8323231 by 4096 bytes
Filesystem is NOT clean
Partition /dev/hda3 is mounted with write permissions, cannot check it
fsck.reiserfs /dev/hda3 failed (status 0x10). Run manually!

Old 09-09-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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Are you trying to run fsck while the system is booted up?
Old 09-09-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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You need to remount the partition read-only "mount -o remount,ro /dev/hda3" -- this should be done from single user mode.
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If /dev/hda3 is not your root partition then you can unmount the partition and run fsck on /dev/hda3.

If it is your root partition then you should boot a live CD and run fsck while /dev/hda3 isn't mounted.

You should only run fsck on unmounted partitions.

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Old 10-13-2006, 11:40 PM   #5
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re: fsck returns "run manually"

I apologize for the length of time that has passed since this was originally posted. I found all submissions to be of high value and followed them.

Result - fsck found bad blocks and recommended a new hard drive. Took a while to finance and install the new drive but everything is working fine now.

Again, thanks for the help and I hope each of you sees this message.



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