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Old 03-30-2006, 07:11 AM   #1
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file systrem repair

i had an unexpected shut down and when i rebooted, at the start of the graphical stage, the screen revered to black and text mode, prompted me for the root password.
then the propmt displaed the following (repair filesystem X #) whre x is an incresing number. however, in text mode i have full use of the batch. i just dont seem to be able to revert to graphical mode.

any idea?
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Question: is your system partitioned into more than one partition, plus swap?

If so, the unexpected shutdown caused filesystem inconsistency in at least one partition. Enough of the system boots so that you can work from command line.

Solution: from the command line, try to mount all partitions. If a partition is already mounted, bash will tell you so. If one is not mounted and the mount command works successfully, you will get no message. That partition is the one that didn't mount on boot.

Immediately umount that partition, and run fsck on it. Then reboot to see if fsck fixed the problem.

If that fails, check /var/log/messages for errors, or run dmesg to see what turns up. Then post the errors.
Old 03-30-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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i feel like an idiot. i rebooted and the system was fine. i did run fsck as the shell was responding and when it occured me that a reboot might work i did .
thank you for your help.
Old 07-04-2006, 02:07 AM   #4
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i have gone through the sample questions but i still have aproblem.
the wording is 'repair filesystem' by providing the root password


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