fsck is failing to clean a filesystem

Alberto Mijares amijaresp at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 03:02:26 UTC 2016

> However, the fsck output indicates a quite heavy file system
> inconsistency problem. In worst case, mount -o ro, copy all
> files, re-initialize the filesystem with newfs, and then copy
> the files back. Use tar or rsync or cpio to make sure all the
> file attributes are properly transferred. This should be possible
> in case you cannot resolve the filesystem problem.
> And check if /usr/lost+found does already contain something.
> Just in case.

I wonder if mounting an external disk on /usr/lost+found can help.
Don't know, just guessing ;-)

Best regards,

Alberto Mijares

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