[Ubuntu-users] fsck shows errors on main partition only when mounted

Mark mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 16:39:38 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:38 AM, Mark <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 7:51 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 16 November 2010 15:10, K. Frank <kfrank29.c at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello All -
>>> I have just installed ubuntu on a former windows machine whose
>>> os had become corrupted, and fsck reports disk errors.
>>> Should I care, and how can I fix this?
>> I don't think it is valid to run fsck on a mounted drive.
> When a drive is mounted, the data on it changes frequently, especially
> if it's the system drive.  You're asking for trouble if you do this.
> However, what are you attempting to do using the -n option?  That won't help.
Apologies - questions are directed at the OP, not Colin.

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