Subject: Re: more info on fsck -c 2 crash/failure to clean up.
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/27/1994 23:34:26
On Tue, 28 Jun 1994 01:03:30 -0400 
 "Chris G. Demetriou" <> wrote:

 > > Hmmm...I've been thinking about this whole fsck -c 2 thing...The 
 > > 'problem' partitions I've seen seem to be root filesystems, etc.  You're 
 > > booting off of a floppy and doing this to an unmounted filesystem, 
 > > right?  I'd think that doing this to / while it's mounted is a *REALLY* 
 > > bad idea...
 > In a word:  "BZZT!"  8-)
 > I never even _tried_ it on my root file system...  You're a braver man
 > than me!  It failed on /usr and /var, and neither of them were, or had
 > been mounted.
 > if you do it from single-user w/o r/w mounting /, it should be
 > treates as "the same as" the fsck -p, just be sure to reboot
 > afterwards...  i.e. i don't think the root-partition-ness or
 > mounted-ness has anything to do with it.

Ahhh...My thought was "I wonder how many people are trying to do this to 
a mounted root filesystem?"  Myself, I'm not even going to *THINK* about 
going to the new FFS without someone showing me that it'll not kill all 
of my data :-)

As for my hp300...:-)

 > cgd

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