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Old 02-28-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
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how to check disk

my STUPID brother pulled the power from mandrake while firefox was downloading solaris. i would like to know is there a command that will scan the disk for corrupt parts.
Old 02-28-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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Well that can sometimes depend on what File System you are using, but for the most part the command fsck does the trick. Now this is normally ran at startup, but if you would like you can run it again, but keep in mind that it is normally a good idea to umount the partition before checking the filesystem on it. Here is the syntax if you would like to do this, even after it is done at startup:

#umount /dev/hd?(the ? being whatever your partition # is.)
#fsck -f /dev/hd?

that should do the trick for you.
Old 03-01-2005, 04:16 AM   #3
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Mandrake usually tries to repair the system upon the next boot if needed.

You should really use a Journalling file system, such as ext3 or reiserfs for your Mandrake partitions.

If you do, you rarely have to worry about corruptions due to power outages as (usually) Mandrake will replay the journal restoring the HDD to health while preserving your files.

Still it's NEVER a good idea to cut power...


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