fsck from grub menu, no longer working

Udvarias Ur udvarias1 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 23:08:21 UTC 2018


The output from 'mount | grep -i sd' in a terminal on the desktop is …

udvarias at Merry:~$ mount | grep -i sd
/dev/sda6 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse 
/dev/sdb1 on /media/udvarias/Data Drive (DELL) type fuseblk 
udvarias at Merry:~$

The output from 'mount | grep -i sd' in root option of recovery mode is …

/dev/sda6 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)

This output indicates that the root filesystem is automatically mounted 
in 'recovery mode' exactly the same way that it is mounted with a normal 

On 2018-11-19 3:52 p.m., Ian Bruntlett wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Nov 2018 at 20:11, Udvarias Ur <udvarias1 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:udvarias1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Folks,
>     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
> This suggests that /dev/sda6 is mounted. To find that out, try this 
> command:-
> mount | grep -i sd
> And let people know what the output is.

Udvarias Ur

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