fsck to fix HD problem

Zbigniew Szalbot zbigniew at szalbot.homedns.org
Wed Jul 25 05:50:41 UTC 2007


>> so I decided to use fsck to check my HD. I ran it
>> in the foreground mode with the -y flag. It gives me the below
>> information. My question is - should I worry (it is more a home machine
>> than a real server) and if yes, how can I fix the problem?
> . . .
> To do anything more than merely report problems
> you should drop into single-user mode, unmount
> everything except root (hopefully.  If it gets angry,
> reboot into single-user mode.) and run fsck (as is
> or with the -y flag if you feel daring.) on the filesystems
> in question.

Is the single-user mode necessary. As it is a family machine I know when I
am the only one using it.

> As an aside, you might want to figure out why your
> machine fell over, so as to possibly avoid this in
> the future (such as it is).

Lack of UPS and sudden power outage.

Thank you!
Zbigniew Szalbot

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