fsck from grub menu, no longer working

Udvarias Ur udvarias1 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 20:09:27 UTC 2018


I've been using the 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' to select the 
'(recovery mode)' of the current kernel in order to run 'fsck,' 'dpkg,' 
and 'clean.'

The last two work fine. However, 'fsck' has been returning this error 
message of late.

             fsck from util-linux 2.27.1
             /dev/sda6 is mounted
             e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

             Finished, please press ENTER

I tried running 'sudo update-grub,' it returned the following output.
udvarias at Merry:~$ sudo update-grub
         [sudo] password for udvarias:
         Generating grub configuration file ...
         Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-139-generic
         Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-139-generic
         Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-138-generic
         Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-138-generic
         Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
         Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
         Found Microsoft Windows XP Professional on /dev/sda1
udvarias at Merry:~$

I then ran 'sudo fsck' from the command-line, it returned
fsck from util-linux 2.27.1
         e2fsck 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
         /dev/sda6 is mounted.
         e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

I then restarted the system to run 'fsck' in recovery mode and got 
exactly the same output as above.
1. Why is the grub script mounting my root filesystem before running fsck?
2. How can I change it?

Udvarias Ur

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