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Subject: [linux-help] Re: FileSystem Mx
From: Abdul Basit <basit@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 16:11:17 -0600 (CST)
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better use ext3 fs now ;)
you doesn't need to do ugly fsck

- basit

On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Jeff Vian wrote:

> fsck is the generic command for performing a file system check and fix.
> With various options it can be used on many different file system types.
> e2fsck is fsck specialized for the ext2 file system used by linux.
> fsck can only be used on an unmounted file system.
> During boot is the only time the root filesystem can have fsck run (or
> by putting the hd in another computer so it is not mounted while
> performing the check)
> Other filesystems can have fsck run by unmounting the file system then
> running fsck (as long as the data on the drive is available ). Thus, on
> a system like mine where I have seperate partitions for /usr, /var, &
> /home I could do the e2fsck on each of those partitions by running
>     telinit 1
>     umount /home
>     e2fsck /home
>     mount /home
>     telinit 3
> and similarly for the other partitions.

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