FSCK question on FreeBSD 5.4R

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Mar 1 16:41:50 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 10:12:38AM -0500, Gerry Freymann wrote:

> I was doing some maintenance on my FreeBSD 5.4R box, and took it down to
> single user mode and ran
> 	fsck -y
> I have four partitions on my drive, and the 2nd and 3rd partitions come up
> with errors and say run fsck manually.
> When I do:
> 	fsck -y /dev/ad0s1e
> there's no difference, it just shows me the errors but doesn't fix 'em. I
> see (NO WRITE) on the partition which I figure is the problem.
> How do I get fsck to write the changes necessary? I used to know all this
> when I admin'd a half dozen boxes for about 5 years but 3 years later with
> little to no admin chores anymore I've forgotten.
> Thanks for any assistance you might provide.

Haven't seen that.  But I wonder - is the partition mounted?
If you got to single user by rebooting to it, then it should be.
But, if you got there any other way (???) it might not be.  

Just a shot in the dark,


> -gerry
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