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Old 04-25-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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FSCK on EX2 after dirty boot

I was forced to powr down my Linux system and after boot it will run FSCK. One of the files that my software is writing to was old after FSCK. I can reproduce this problem again and agalin. It's looks like FSCK is using some kind of last known good configuration. My questions are:

1. Is there any ability to choose not to run a recovery on perticular files not related to the system?

2. Where those good files are kept and how often it's get updated?

Thanks a lot for your help
Old 04-25-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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If you have a live cd (or install cds with a rescue option), boot the cd, and run "e2fsck -y /dev/hda1" (or /dev/sda1 if you are using sata drives). This should clean up the filesystem fairly well. The next step is to turn on journaling. Use "tun2fs -j /dev/hda1" (or sda1 - see above). This will create a journal for your filesystem. Run this on each ext2 partition, then edit /etv/fstab and change all of the ext2 mount listings to ext3. Now, whenever you shut down the system, what ever writes to the system that were queued but not written will get updated on reboot. It is much cleaner and safer, especially in hard power downs (turning system off, kids tripping over cords, random act of god, etc).


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