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Re: [opensuse] fsck running amok
  • From: Joseph Loo <jloo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 16:29:17 -0800
  • Message-id: <45B1625D.40404@xxxxxxx>
Greg Wallace wrote:
> On Thursday, January 18, 2007 @ 10:06 PM, Joseph Loo wrote:
>
>
>> Greg Wallace wrote:
>>
>>> On Thursday, January 18, 2007 @ 4:47 AM, Carlos Robinson wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> The Wednesday 2007-01-17 at 23:05 -0600, Greg Wallace wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>>> <sigh> Fix your clock. Let me guess... you left the hardware clock on
>>>>>> local time?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> Not sure what you mean by "hardware clock".
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> The one you see in the bios setup.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> - --
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Carlos E. R.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> I'm running a Dell Optiplex GX260. In the BIOS, the only setting for the
>>> clock is a digital clock where you adjust the time manually. There is no
>>> option as far as local time vs any other type of time.
>>>
>>> Greg Wallace
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> When you load the system up, you have the option of setting either local
>> time or UTC time. I believe that is what he is saying.
>>
>
>
>> If the superblock is always saying it is in the future, make sure you do
>> a sync before you do a reboot. It is very rare, but it is just to be
>> careful. Try to see if it is having the same problem.
>>
>
>
>> If you are still having the problem, there is a good chance that the
>> sector is going bade. You might want to run soething like Steve Gibson
>> Spinrite. In any case, I strongly suggest you make a backup of your
>> system, as there is a good chance that your drive is beginning to die.
>>
>
>
>> --
>>
>
>
>> Joseph Loo
>> jloo@xxxxxxx
>>
>
> I changed to UTC and the message about the time being in the future went
> away. However, I still get a message saying it's doing an fsck. The
> difference, though, is that now, rather than taking several minutes to go by
> that message it goes by it instantly, so I don't know if it's really doing
> an fsck anymore or not.
>
> Greg Wallace
>
>
>
It has been a long time since I worked with fsck. I could be wrong, but
I believe it always does a fsck to check for file system consistency.

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Joseph Loo
jloo@xxxxxxx

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