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Fsck finds errors in OS, but not using LiveCD

Running fsck on a booted machine yields errors on the root file system. In an attempt to fix this, I booted from a LiveCD - but fsck on the LiveCD instance doesn't find any errors at all. I also tried ...
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How to add a partition to CentOS without losing data on it

we had a CentOS 6.4 server with two RAIDs. One RAID-1 and the other RAID-5 RAID-1 had multiple partitions with OS installed on it. RAID-5 had two partitions with some data on it. In order to ...
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Directory index full, is this fsck result OK?

I found these in my /var/log/messages: kernel: EXT4-fs warning (device md2): ext4_dx_add_entry: Directory index full! kernel: EXT4-fs warning (device md2): ext4_dx_add_entry: Directory index full! ...
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e2fsck miserably aborts: memory allocation failed on 64 bit OS and scratch directory

After an unsuccessful Virtualbox VDI drive resize following the instructions here, the primary ext4 partition became of unknown type. I fixed this with testdisk and then boot-repair, which made it be ...
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Can't seem to fsck remote server drive with ubuntu server 10.04 LTS

I've been getting a lot of crashes on my remote dedicated server - after they occur (in all sorts of different processes) the server becomes unresponsive and I have to reboot it. They all look ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.6 NetBoot imaged machines running fsck on boot

I have created a NetInstall image of a OS X 10.6.6 machine in our organization for easy deployment of new machines. This has worked out great for us with the exception of the machines running fsck on ...
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Linux fsck.ext3 says “Device or resource busy” although I did not mount the disk

Edit This old question is maybe not worth reading, because the soulution is simple. I used checkdisk on the whole drive instead of on a partition of that drive, that's all. matnagel /Edit I am ...
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Does my server have bad blocks or not?

My server crashed today. It switched the /sda8 device (/home) to read only and the log said "ext3_xattr_block_get: inode 590080: bad block 6" From rescue mode (something my hosting provider offers ...
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What is the meaning of Linux e2fsck “restarting fsck from the beginning”?

My regularly monthly corruption of my drobo ext3 linux means I have fsck -f -y the device but I'm getting the message above a few hours into the process. Anyone know what that means? I expect that it ...
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Ubuntu server mounted in read-only? [closed]

This morning my Ubuntu server suddenly appeared in read-only mode. Google says this can happen after updates. I restarted the server and it booted with fsck errors: Inodes that were parts of a ...
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is running rsync after filesystem crash enough?

On my Debian Squeeze server, a filesystem crashed badly. I ran fsck.ext4 on it and it corrected many things. Now everything seems to be fine. Additionally, ran an rsync from a recent backup to the ...
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How can I locally analyze SMART logs from a server?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server running on a desktop at home. I rebooted, and the machine was unreachable after 10 minutes or so. At this point I should have connected a console (monitor using VGA cable). ...
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Why fsck without umount results in filesystem corruption?

Everyone says that you shouldn't do fsck to a disk without umount, because it will result in filesystem corruption.Actually I tried to fsck a mounted disk and the filesystem is corrupted. That's few ...
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tune2fs: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/sda1?

My hard disk is going to bad: Apr 3 20:26:48 207 kernel: aacraid: Host adapter abort request (0,0,0,0) Apr 3 20:26:48 207 kernel: aacraid: Host adapter reset request. SCSI hang ? Apr 3 20:26:58 ...
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Can't fsck From Live CD

I'm trying to run fsck from a Linux Mint Julia live CD, but something seems to be going wrong. When I run: sudo fsck /dev/sda5 I get the response fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 e2fsck 1.41.12 ...
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EXT3: What disk checks should be run after a hard reboot or power failure?

In the event that a hard reboot is performed or a system loses power without a proper shutdown, what checks should be run to verify file-system/data integrity on ext3 partitions? I've heard of fsck, ...
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reiserfsck --rebuild-tree failed: Not enough allocable blocks

I have a reiserfs volume that required a --rebuild-tree, but is currently failing to complete when I pass it --rebuild-tree. Here is the output that I receive when running it: reiserfsck 3.6.19 ...
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OpenVZ containers will not start after a reboot

vzctl start 192 Dump file /vz/dump/Dump.192 exists, trying to restore from it Restoring container ... Opening delta /vz/private/192/root.hdd/root.hdd Data cluster 1112 beyond EOF, vsec=47137... FATAL ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720 - Corrupted RAID

Apologies in advance for the lengthy question. We have a Dell PowerEdge R720 server with: 2 x 136GB SAS drives in RAID 1 for the OS (Ubuntu Server 12.04) 6 x 3TB SATA drives in RAID 5 for data A ...
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Recovery mode raid1 centos - how to?

I'm having a problem with fsck. Using cat /proc/mdstat I have this: md0 : active raid1 sda1[3] sdb1[2] 524276 blocks super 1.0 [2/2] [UU] I made a mistake when first using fsck, cos I used ...
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Strange behavior of fsck

I am using Debian 7 with two HDDs: 500Gb PATA and 750Gb SATA. blkid shows me the following: root@intel:/etc# blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="b6350c6b-5fbd-4e07-9a4b-10b600fbb64c" TYPE="swap" /dev/sda2: ...
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can i say “NO” to “Clone multiply-claimed blocks” in fsck?

I need to know if i can still mount the volume when i tell fsck "no" in that question. i dont need to repair all the files in the volume, i just need recover one single file for this event. the ...
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What is using the memory when e2fsck is running? [duplicate]

I am having trouble running e2fsck due to memory limitations, as detailed in this question. In the course of investigating that, I came upon something that may be of more general interest, so I will ...
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run fsck on mounted partition

Is there any possibility to run fsck if I have one ext3 partition /dev/sda1 only? File system is in the read-only mode, reboot did not help - automatic fsck failed and manual one is required. I have ...
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Problem fixing ext3 root file system using fsck on CentOS 5

When I run a read-only fsck on the mounted root partition of a CentOS 5 server, it finds a number of errors. However, running a forced check upon next boot does not find any! Here are the results of ...
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What are the files list-l and list-c in Ubuntu after fsck on boot

I did fsck on ext4 on reboot on Ubuntu 9.10 by: cd /forcefsck && reboot. This went fine, but two new files appeared afterwards in /: list-l and list-c. Both are empty. What is the ...
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CentOS server boots but won't allow login (ext3_abort_called, remounts read-only)

I've got a CentOS 5.5 server (HP ProLiant with two-disk RAID array) that was working fine until a power failure last week. (Long story, but UPS was not properly configured at that time.) After the ...
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How to repair ext3 boot partition?

I have a small VIA Ubuntu server used as firewall and a second one with Ubuntu desktop for hosting different services (web, mail, ...). For an unknown reason some errors occurred in the sda1 ...
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Can fsck on ufs cause data loss?

I'm on FreeBSD8. I have a problem with a partition. I can't mount it. It says "Operation not permitted." I run fsck -t ufs /dev/da0p1. After it finish the operation, I can mount it successfully. But ...
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1TB hard disk not working in linux

I installed a new 1TB internal hard disk in my linux machine after creating ext3 file system. But while booting it asks for the root password then it say's file system ext3.fsck not found. If i ...
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Inode too big. Linux Filesystem

Today after unzipping a very large archive one of our Red Hat servers became unresponsive. After rebooting we received the following file system error. Inode 93464 is too big Unexpected ...
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Ubuntu ntfsundelete on md0 software raid after fsck

System was failing and the colocation facility ran fsck -y on a raid that had some important data. The result is a lost+found folder with 2 million files in it. It is possible to get any of the ...
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what does fsck.ext3 do on a partition that contains a portion of unformatted space?

I always thought fsck operated on the filesystem level only, but recently I came across the following procedure for growing an ext3 partition: ...
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How to repair multiply-claimed blocks?

I get a lot of the following logs in dmesg: [26159.277230] EXT4-fs error (device sdb1): ext4_iget:3875: inode #394497188: comm mv: bad extended attribute block 22794025699896 [26219.914802] EXT4-fs ...
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Ubuntu - Folder replaced by lost+found/ on raid1 disks

Running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS I have setup a RAID1 on disks sdb & sdc (md0) following strictly this tutorial which I guess is very classical. I loaded data on my disk for archive purposes. A ...
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After doing an fsck of a partition, the partition is now empty

I'm sorry if the title is misleading however I did not know how to ask the question in a better way. At work I had to install windows on a machine that had debian. I has three partitions one for ...
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How to use fsck? Never have used it but have to check the filesystem

My server crashed several times with rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU errors. Now after restart it can not repair MySQL tables, some services start, some not. What command I have to issue to ...
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How to fsck a partition that is part of a software Raid that again is part of a LVM volume group?

The faulty partition is /dev/sdb3. from /proc/mdstat: md2 : active raid1 sda3[2] 2896184639 blocks super 1.2 [2/1] [U_] says /etc/fstab: # /dev/md/2 belongs to LVM volume group 'vg0' ...
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fsck.vfat auto repair on error

I use Ubuntu 10.04 on an embedded device. I have a CF card of 2GB formatted in FAT32. From time to time, the device is powered off while data is written to the FAT partition. As a result, the ...
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CentOS default never fsck root partition on start up?

Most documentation or sites will say use "tune2fs -l " to check if the system will do fsck on the system partitions on next boot, in particular, should look at "Mount count" and "Maximum mount count" ...
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fsck ext4 inode error

Today while I was booting I got an error in an ext4 partition with some inodes. I just entered the root password and run fsck manually but I am a bit worried. fsck warned many times about some errors ...
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force fsck to fail on boot

I am working on a embedded debian linux device. Owing to the power being pulled at any time resulting in a sudden power loss, we have set FSCKFIX from "no" to "yes" in the /etc/default/rcS file. ...
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fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve UUID but gparted shows the correct UUID

I'm running CentOS6 on a PowerSpecG211 with a RAID level 1 array (2x2TB) and a couple of SSD's Yesterday afternoon the partition for /var ran out of space while I was doing some stuff in mysql and ...
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FreeNAS ufs root fs bad, recover freenas-v1.db

I'm booting my FreeNAS from an USB stick. But it became bad and won't boot up. bad dir ino {X} at offset {X}: mangled entry I now attached the USB drive to a VM with FreeNAS to mount / or repair ...
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Where do ext3 inode / meta-data reside?

Just a quick question about ext3: Are inodes stored in the same area as file data, or are there separate regions on the disk reserved exclusively for meta-data and others reserved exclusively for ...
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How to force fsck on root filesystem on Voyage Linux

I have a Voyage Linux (a Debian derived system) computer (which is headless, ie no display). The root filesystem is marked as corrupted and there are actually some errors. I would like to fix these ...
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ran fsck on a mounted partition, now centos 5 won't boot

Yes, I very stupidly ran fsck on a mounted parition. Immediate regret. What's happening now is I see grub, it starts booting centos 5, then it says: bin/sh: ro: no such file or directory kernel ...
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Ubuntu 8.04 unresponsive after restart

I have a Godaddy Dedicated server running Ubuntu 8.04. When I restart the server it will randomly not come back online. I cannot access it through SSH or the web. Godaddy support has to reboot the ...
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Ubuntu Server live cd rescue mode can't run fsck

I have an ubuntu server virtual machine that crashed and I was forced to reset the virtual machine. When I booted, it did an automatic fsck, but I want to make sure that the filesystem is ok. I have ...
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EXT3-FS: error (loop0) ext3_lookup unlinking inode

Running CentOS 5.6 with mdadm RAID1, 2TB, 3 partitions (boot, swap and root). I had a kernel panic in the server, and after rebooting, the system stays up for about 5-10 minutes, the it starts ...