fsck'ing dirty unmounted file system in multi user?

Gabriel Ambuehl gabriel_ambuehl at buz.ch
Thu Sep 23 05:44:01 PDT 2004

Hello Bill,

Thursday, September 23, 2004, 1:49:18 PM, you wrote:

> You can't/shouldn't fsck them if they're mounted.  Make sure they're
> not mounted first.

They aren't. I can't mount them because they aren't clean ;-)

> Additionally, if your securelevel is high, you can't fsck them no matter
> what, as the securelevel will prevent direct access to raw devices.  You'll
> have to temporarily lower the securelevel in order to fsck them.

kern.securelevel: 2

That would have been it, then. Thanks.

Best regards,

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