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:
mount -o remount, ro /dev/hdXY
and then issuing:
(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
What is the new way, please if anyone knows, to check the status of the
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, nor
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.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 42.3 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)