fsck and lost+found space

Nicolas Rachinsky list at rachinsky.de
Tue Aug 10 23:17:48 PDT 2004

* Charles Sprickman <spork at fasttrackmonkey.com> [2004-08-10 23:52 -0400]:
> I was hoping for some option in fsck to allow an alternate lost+found
> directory on another device, but no such luck.  Is there anything else
> that I'm overlooking?  I'm willing to try anything since I'm doing all
> this on a junk box with a ton of space that I can panic without it
> bothering anyone.

I'm not sure whether this has been suggested before.

Can you stop fsck just before it begins to throw away files? Then you
could perhaps rename lost+found (perhaps with fsdb) and rerun fsck.

Just an idea,

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