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Re: [opensuse] Using e2fsck in, eg, Leap 15.0
On 2018-08-21 06:25, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 20/08/18 12:08, Lew Wolfgang wrote:
On 08/19/2018 06:57 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 19/08/18 21:43, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2018-08-19 08:28, Basil Chupin wrote:
Many moons ago, when nobody ever walked into a lamp post while staring
into a smartphone, one could check the status of the ext4 file system
where oS was installed (as a for instance, /dev/hda3).

To do this, one first issued (as root) the command:

init 1

followed by

mount -o remount, ro /dev/hdXY

and then issuing:

e2fsck /dev/hdXY

(preferably) without any parameters.

Now, I see that 'e2fsck /dev/hdXY' (man e2fsck) this command is still
available and effective but the 'mount -o...' command does not 'work'

What is the new way, please if anyone knows, to check the status of
ext4 file system?
You mean that you want to check the "/" filesystem, the same one
that is

Well, I simply don't do that. I boot from another partition, and if
there is none, I boot a rescue stick. Then, I fsck without tricks.

A possibility is to flag the filesystem as dirty, creating a certain
empty file on "/", then reboot. But I don't remember the exact name,
do I know if it works with systemd. It did with init.d, and I could
simply read the scripts to find out its name.

Anyway, this boot fsck sometimes failed and said I needed do a full
fsck, manually. Which meant a rescue system.

Thanks Carlos, this is where for the first time I am going to create
that Rescue Disc/Stick :-). Now to read the 'How To...' :-).

Why don't you just use the rescue system on the installation DVD, Basil?
I use it all the time.

Why simplify matters when more complex solutions exist?

(I am attempting to create a rescue USB stick but if that fails I'll
definitely use the DVD :-).

But the simplest way in the past was to do what I wrote in my opening
post. And if only someone could tell me what now replaces 'mount -o
remount, ro /dev/hdXY' in systemd :-(.)

Try to do that in the default btrfs system, and good luck >:-P

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.3 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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