After system didaster how to prepare / save most important data ?
mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net
Thu May 22 01:14:47 UTC 2008
On Wed May 21 2008 17:55:45 SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux wrote:
> I would appreciate an additional effort and help ...
> ... to avoid resp. block the quite regular system fsck at boot time,
> coz I fear that the fsck may bring my system into real troubles !?
Unless you clearly understand how e2fs and fsck work and why running
fsck is a bad idea in your case, not running fsck is more likely to
make things worse than if you just allowed fsck to run.
> My systems HDD has 120GB !
> Another source means the HDD to have 2249,08 GB !?
> HOOH ???
What is the source of the bad size and what exactly does it say?
> So I would like to have all automatic checks stopped ...
> ... until I have backup my /home/svobi and the Documents and Settings in
> WinXPP !!!
Usually issuing "sudo touch /fastboot" EVERY TIME before shutting down
or rebooting is enough to prevent fsck on the next boot. However, you're
more likely to make things worse than if you let fsck run, unless you
clearly understand how e2fs and fsck work and why running fsck is a bad
idea in your case.
If you have serious HDD problems, you'd be better off booting from a
Live CD and using the HDD as little as possible.
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