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  • 24.Feb.10
    Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem shell | rafacas | (0)
    I know, running fsck on a mounted filesystem is utterly unrecommended. The command warns you (it actually frightens you) with the following message: # fsck /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 fsck 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009) e2fsck 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009) /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 is mounted. WARNING!!! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause SEVERE filesystem damage. Do you really want to continue (y/n)? no check aborted. But sometimes I need to check a filesystem in a remote host, so I cannot boot from a liveCD to run fsck in the unmounted device. Looking for an option allowing me to overcome this nuisance I found the following in e2fsck's man page: Note that in ...
  • 23.Feb.10
    Force fsck at next boot cmd | rafacas | (0)
    # touch /forcefsck Creating an empty forcefsck file in the root directoy will force fsck to run at the next boot.