Checking hard disk with fsck

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at
Thu Oct 28 06:59:08 UTC 2010

On 28 October 2010 07:20, Anthony Papillion <papillion at> wrote:
> 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?
Do it at startup.
sudo touch /forcefsck
Then reboot.

In the past you could do a shutdown -Fr now but that's no longer supported.
Hakan (m1fcj) -

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