"fsck -y /" keeps saying "Disk is still dirty" no matter how many times I run it
luvbeastie at larseighner.com
Sat Jan 9 00:17:40 UTC 2016
On Fri, 8 Jan 2016, Yuri wrote:
> As a result of the power outage I needed to run fsck on UFS disk with
> But every time the command 'fsck -y /' says that it corrected a lot of
> problems, but it still leaves the disk dirty. I ran it at least 15 times -
> same result.
Most likely you have a bad sector on your disk. fsck cannot fix this. When
you write to the disk, hopefully the disk will mark the sector bad, and
basically hide it. Unfortunately, you cannot mount it to write if it is
dirty. You can only newfs it, which means goodbye to everything since your
last backup. After you newfs, you can restore from your backup.
> What would be the way to proceed from here?
> (I ran fsck before, but it never happened that fsck keeps finding problems)
> Thank you,
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