On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 14:46 +1300, Nigel Nguyen wrote:
Yesterday, I did nothing special with the computer... However, this
morning, something special came to me when I booted it up
"/etc/init.d/rcS line 227: /sbin/fsck
fsck failed. Please repair manually ... "more text"... "
Does anyone got any idea what the problem is this and how to get over ?
Fsck is a file system check. It's usually run on boot when the
filesystem was not umounted properly, or sometimes it runs every n
When a fsck fails it probably means that some part of your file system
has been corrupted. There are a number of things that could have caused
this and it's not necessarily fatal. In my experience Linux is very good
at recovering filesystem inconsistencies caused by forced shutdowns, of
course if your hard disk is dying... who knows.
I suggest you read the fsck manpage which has plenty of information on
the suggested steps for recovering from a failed fsck (it basically
involves invoking fsck again with some special options to try and
If you're still stuck, let us know what filesystem you're using and we
can go from there.
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