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Old 03-07-2005, 03:16 AM   #1
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System Manager to modify inode number in USB Flash drive

Good morning!

To start the day, I just got a small problem. Was trying to remove some files and directories (rm -r ...) from my USB flash drive,
and had this message:

rm: WARNING: Circular directory structure.
This almost certainly means that you have a corrupted file system.
The following two directories have the same inode number:


Anybody knows where to find the system manager? And how to change the inodes?
What happens is like a ribbon, the inode of pair-140 goes back to its higher directory, and I just want to remove this connection.

Thanks in advance

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Can you run fsck on it?
Old 03-09-2005, 03:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. What I did at the end was to remove the files on WindowsXP, and then
went back to Linux and everything was fine. I was a bit in a rush, and needed to clean up the
flash drive asap, to copy other stuff.
I didn't know about "fsck" command, what I exactly needed. Useful for another time.




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