[Lvlug] What happened?
mstanley at technologist.com
Sat Apr 15 16:16:00 EDT 2006
On Saturday 15 April 2006 02:57 pm, jab at fast.net wrote:
> I was rooting for the 'fsck' fix. It may have been run on the reboot,
> no? (/var/log/messages or some other logfile might have some clues?)
Well, if you are using reiserfs it only takes a few seconds for it to check
the disk on each boot. I normally just watch the screen as it does its thing
so I'm not sure where to go to find any reports.
> I got the impression from your (Mark) message that the drive had to
> be mounted to fsck it (already deleted the message, so can't confirm).
> You can fsck them unmounted, can't you?
You can fsck while unmounted but I think the reason you got that impression
from my posts is that I was talking about the root (/) partition on a system
that was live and had something like three years of uptime.
With that many hacker points it's really tough to recommend that someone just
do the Microsoft three finger salute. Since you can, under Linux, do a fsck
on a live system by remounting read-only you get to keep your points and
maybe even get more for such a cool move. ;-)
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