fsck from grub menu, no longer working

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 11:10:52 UTC 2018

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 12:51 AM Udvarias Ur <udvarias1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> First, thank you for the suggestions and attention to this issue.
> I may have gotten caught up in the details, so here's the crux of the
> matter.
> In the past I ran 'fsck,' 'dpkg,' and 'clean' (in that order) in
> 'recovery mode.' (From the menu I mention below.)
> I had to run 'fsck' first because 'dpkg,' and 'clean' both mounted the
> root partition.
> (So I concluded that the root partition is NOT mounted when the system
> is booted into 'recovery mode.')

Please bottom-post.

Unless "friendly-recovery" now runs from the initramfs, "/" is mounted
when it runs, probably read-only.

> Now, suddenly, I can no longer run 'fsck' from 'recovery mode.'
> Have things changed such that this no longer works?

You should file a bug report against "friendly-recovery" to remount
"/" read-only before checking its filesystem.

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