Checking hard disk with fsck
papillion at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 06:20:08 UTC 2010
As some of you know, I've been having a bit of problems with my video
blanking out and my system freezing at weird, random times. I thought it
might be a video driver problem but I'm now convinced, after a bit of
poking around, that it might actually be a hard disk going bad.
So I was going to check the disk using fsck but, when I tried, it warned
me that the filesystem was already mounted and that 'SEVERE' damage
would happen if I continued. Obviously, I don't want that to happen so
I'm asking you all: how do I properly check a hard disk for errors?
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