[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 35, Issue 27 Etc.

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Mar 12 15:05:27 GMT 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 02:32:18PM +0100, g.armstrong-bridges at tiscali.co.uk wrote:
> I have been a windows user (no hoper) for ten 
> years+ I started when it didnt have version 
> numbers.  
> My Ubuntu (Gutsy) takes 15 minutes to boot with 
> hundreds of errors and "not fixing automatically" 
> messages.

This sounds like error messages from the "fsck" program. Fsck does a similar 
job as "scandisk" on Windows, in that it checks the file system on the disk 
for inconsistencies or errors.

The errors could be due to corruption as a result of an unclean shutdown or 
may be indicative of a failing hard disk.

If you boot the machine to the grub menu, press escape and then choose 
recovery. Once at the recovery console you should be able to run fsck 
against the disk that has a problem.

fsck /dev/sda

(or it could be /dev/hda, or something else if you have more than one disk 
in your machine).

> Where should I go for help.  

Here! :)

> is there a Ubuntu for windows users help file?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwitchingToUbuntu/FromWindows is a good 
place to start.


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