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Old 10-05-2003, 09:28 PM   #1
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How run fsck?

I want to run fsck on my whole system (including FAT32 partitions and / folder. How can I get to single-user mode to run it? It is saying that running it on a mounted filesystem can really wreck things up. I don't wanna lose Linux again to my own stupidity like I did several times before. I am using Mandrake 9.
Old 10-05-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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a) fsck doesn't check fat filesystems
b) for single user mode:
as root
# init s
then remount / read-only with:
# mount -o remount,ro /


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