Login failure after restart. Every time.
lproven at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 03:08:46 UTC 2012
On 23 March 2012 03:01, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
That should be absolutely fine.
However, for future reference, the way to get Linux to do an fsck on a
volume at boot-time is:
sudo touch /forcefsck
... and repeat this for all filesystems. (Not swap - that's not an FS.)
So if / was on one partition, say, sda1 but /home was on /sda5 and
swap on /sda6, you'd want to do:
sudo touch /home/forcefsck
... as well.
If the kernel finds a file called "forcefsck" in the root directory of
a FS as it mounts it, it runs `fsck -f` on it before mounting it. Then
it removes the file so it doesn't happen next time.
It's the equivalent of issuing:
chkdsk c: /f
on Windows and then replying "y" to the prompt to do it on the next restart.
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