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Old 03-28-2004, 09:56 PM   #1
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linux system utilities

hello, i am mainly looking for a program or programs that are system utilities. some of the functions i am looking for are disk defrag and file recovery. on windows there are many programs that do this, and i was wondering if there r any on linx as well.

i am using mandrake 10 community.

Old 03-28-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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You could just run fsck if you think your hard drive has errors, otherwise there is no reason to "defrag" a Linux partition.

For file recovery, your best bet is to update what you consider important/valuable stuff that can't be replaced easy after a re-install. If you use or the search function of this site you can find alot of different ways to backup your stuff in linux.

Old 03-28-2004, 11:22 PM   #3
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when you run fsck manually, "you need to make sure that whatever partition you are checking is MOUNTED AS READ ONLY' !!
If you run fsck on a partition mount as READ/WRITE you run the risk of "hosing" the filesystem..........


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