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Old 05-13-2004, 01:54 PM   #1
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fsck and ext3

does anyone know if fsck is good for ext3 ?

it looks a bit dangerous, i want it to check and see if it can automatically fix the size descrepancy i've been having ever since i resized the /usr partition....

anyone out there have an idea on how to correct this or if fsck is the right tool for the job,

i dont want to be hap-hazardly using something that'll destroy what i got here


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Old 05-13-2004, 02:04 PM   #2
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It's safe unless you answer a question wrong:

umount /path/to/device
fsck -t ext3 /dev/whatever

I just ran it on one of my devices:

-(~:#)-> fsck -t ext3 /dev/hdb1
fsck 1.32 (09-Nov-2002)
e2fsck 1.32 (09-Nov-2002)
/dev/hdb1: clean, 18/2698080 files, 2335781/5386492 blocks


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