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Re: [SLE] PC Crash: Hard Disk Problems
  • From: "Carl E. Hartung" <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:56:06 -0500
  • Message-id: <200503150856.23726.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 15 March 2005 04:52 am, Darryl Gregorash wrote:
> **Never** fsck a mounted partition.

Doh! <slaps head>

Of course I know that, Darryl, and my apologies to Kastos.

This embarrassing little instinct "bites me" in the "arse" *every
single time*! Here's how it goes:

a) I mount the filesystem
b) I fsck (or variant) it
c) I see the following:

WARNING!!! Running _<fsck et al>_ on a mounted filesystem may cause
SEVERE filesystem damage.

Do you really want to continue (y/n)?

d) I slap my head in a "Doh!" moment and type "n" for "no".
e) I umount the filesystem
f) I proceed, vowing to never do that again.
g) lather, rinse, repeat

- Carl

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