Subject: Re: Help with root file system corruption
To: Scott Anderson <>
From: Thorsten Lockert <tholo@SigmaSoft.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 05/09/1994 17:54:24
> > if it's your root file system, you should probably 'reboot -n'
> I always reboot with shutdown -r.  I would assume this is the
> proper thing to do.

Unfortunately, in this case it is not.

> As for the suggestions I received, booting off of floppy and
> doing the fsck from there with the root hard drive not mounted
> it was the correct answer.  Apparently no matter how you sync
> after the fsck, you can not fix such problems on your root file
> system without unmounting it first. (booting off of floppy).

If you fsck a mounted root file system, the important thing is to
NOT sync.  That is what you do with 'reboot -n', reboot without doing
a sync first...

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