Wilfully dirtying a filesystem

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Aug 17 20:23:04 UTC 2006

Ceri Davies <ceri at submonkey.net> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 02:21:30PM -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:
>> What kind of setup do you have where you can't get to single-user mode,
>> but you apparently want fsck -p to fail (which will put you in
>> single-user mode)?
> fsck -p failing will drop back to fsck -y, which will fix the problem.

Um, okay, then why can't you just reboot into single-user mode and run
fsck -y before the filesystem is mounted?

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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