Ubuntu Load Up: Fails

Heike C. Zimmerer nospam08q2 at gmx.net
Fri Dec 26 17:01:20 UTC 2008

Chadd Monahan <Chadd at Chefsusa.com> writes:
> c/dev/sda1: Unexpected Inconsistency: Run FDSCK manually. 
> fdschk dies with exit status 4
>  An automatic fdschk of the root file system failed.
>  The root file system currently mounted in read-only mode. A
> maintenance shell will now be started. After performing maintenance,
> press CTRL-D to terminate the maintenance shell and restart the system.
> bash: no job in this shell. 

Start an Ubuntu (or KNOPPIX or ...) live system from CD (don't start an
installation, just use the 'live' mode where Linux runs from CD).  From
a live system's console, run

 sudo e2fsck /dev/sda1

or (more dangerous)

 sudo e2fsck -fy /dev/sda1

This should repair your file system (if possible).

  e2fsck --help

tells you the available options and what they do.

- Heike

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