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Old 02-09-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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e2fsck for only one volume on reboot

I know if I do a shutdown -rF now, it will perform an e2fsck on all my volumes with the -y switch.

But if I just want to check one of the volumes rather than all of them, and have it use the -y switch so it will automatically answer yes to everything, how can I do that?

I'm using RHEL, and have a huge volume I need to run a check on, and I dont want to sit there for the next 24 hours hitting the Y key every time it finds a problem ;-)
Old 02-09-2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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If you have physical access to the server.

Boot the server into single-mode :

An then run e2fsck with -y switch on the partition you want.

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