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    Unhappy /: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY


    when I am booting my linux 7.2

    I am getting:

    /: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY

    what does /: refer to?

    I tried running e2fsck on /dev/hda1 put the problem persists.

    Any comment or ideas are appreciated...
    Last edited by brenthamby; July 20th, 2003 at 03:26 PM.
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    It usually means your system didn't shut down cleanly. Linux the promts to do a file system check on the way back up to clean bad blocks and stray inodes etc. Usually all you have to do is run 'fsck /dev/hdaX and then accept every prompt (i.e. take the default [y] option) until it's finished, then type reboot and you're done.

    note - that you need to put in the partition id , not X - so if you're on a duel-boot box, it might be /dev/hda5 (mine are), or if it's a plain Linux box, then 'fsck /dev/hda1' will do the trick


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    it was from an unclean shutdown but using hdaX (i.e. hda1) would not work. The error said /:

    so I ran

    fsck -f -c -y /

    and it fixed the problem.

    Thanks,

    Brent
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    fsck -f -c -y


    What does it do? I looked in the man pages and everywhere but couldn't find what's the 'f' for.

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