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Old 04-09-2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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chkdsk


chkdsk is the windows tool for cheacking and repairing disk inconsistencies...

is there any similar tool under linux? (currently using suse10)
 
Old 04-09-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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Code:
fsck
is the Linux equivalent. Although it is more powerful.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 12:21 PM   #3
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fsck ? but umount (at least mount read-only) FS first. Then run /sbin/fsck.<FS type> /dev/<node>
 
Old 04-09-2006, 12:52 PM   #4
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so if i want to "fsck" my hda4 (suse10 root) it is better to do it from hda2 (slackware10.2 root), rather than from suse itself?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:02 PM   #5
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I think yes, as far as they have comparable versions of fsck. FSCK-ing partition from itself mounted RO - as far as I understand - is not a big problem, but if you can avoid it, avoid it. Don't forget to umount... Also if you have ext3 use fsck.ext3 to make it clearer you don't want ext2-only check on it.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 07:46 AM   #6
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i see you guys talking about ext2 and ~3... does it work with reiserfs?

edit... yes it does but how do i mount /dev/hda4 as read only?

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Old 04-10-2006, 12:51 PM   #7
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Boot from another partition, umount (to be sure) the one of interest and run fsck.reiserfs on it. All the rest mentioned are pitfalls which aren't (hopefully) waiting for you because of your rather nice system configuration.
 
  


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