m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Jul 4 19:43:44 UTC 2011
On 04/07/2011 15:53, tethys ocean wrote:
>> If a partition was not unmounted cleanly (eg. the machine crashed, or
>> > the power was cut off suddenly) then fsck(8) should be used to check and
>> > fix any problems on the filesystem. If you've booted into single-user
>> > mode, then definitely fsck any partitions before trying to mount them.
> *I guess If I can do fsck without unmount partition I can lost all my data
> isn't it?*
fsck on an unmounted partition will change on-disk data structures in
ways that the kernel doesn't expect. So, yes, one consequence is that
you can lose or corrupt data. You probably wouldn't lose everything in
the partition -- but you would tend to cause corruption predominantly in
files that are more actively used.
So don't do that.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW
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