Login failure after restart. Every time.

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 03:01:19 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 23/03/12 12:18, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> [pruned]
>> Ubuntu is running in an ext4 partition which passes "fsck -f" completely.
> I guess this was meant for me.
> When you boot the system does the fsck check automatically. The above does
> not really mean anything. I should have been more specific and said to run
> the check MANUALLY at boot time.
> My wife's computer was playing up similarly to what you are mentioning. At
> boot up it also showed that fsck showed no problems. I wasn't convinced. I
> ran e2fsck manually and it found a ton of errors. Which is why I am
> suggesting that you run e2fsck manually. If it shows no problems then you
> have not lost anything but gained a bit of knowledge that the problem lies
> elsewhere. And when you run e2fsck do NOT use the "-p" parameter.
> BC

I booted from a live disk and ran it manually.  How else could I
insert the -f switch?
I'm not stupid enough to fsck a mounted disk, and it won't remount RO.

++ kevin

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD

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