filesystems not properly unmounted

Vulpes Velox v.velox at
Sat Jun 4 17:31:03 GMT 2005

On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 15:21:01 +0200
Matthias Buelow <mkb at> wrote:

> Maxi Combina wrote:
> > Hello, I am running freebsd 5.4, and every time I reboot, I get a
> > mesasge when the kernel is mounting the filesystems. It says that
> > the fs were not properly unmounted, and must chek them. Them main
> > concern is with my root partition. I also have en ext3 partition
> > (which I mount as ext2), and the kernel also complains about this
> > ext3 partition.
> > The root partition is automatically checked, but the ext2
> > partition not! I have to manually run fsck.ext2 and then reboot
> > again... I am _sure_ that I have rebooted in the right way. Well,
> > at least with `reboot' and `halt'. May be this is not the right
> > way? Am I missing something?
> This is a known issue; explicitly unmount the ext2/ext3 filesystem
> before shutdown.

I have had the same problem with fat32 filesystems before also. I
have ut2004 installed on a fatpartition on my dualboot machine. To
make it accessible so that I can play it in freebsd aswell, I need to
mount and unmount the drive from a rc.d script under /usr/local/etc/
rc.d/ to make sure it gets unmount. With out that, it does not
properly unmount it.

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