[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 35, Issue 27 Etc.
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
> My Ubuntu (Gutsy) takes 15 minutes to boot with
> hundreds of errors and "not fixing automatically"
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.
(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.
> 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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