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How do I fix a resized to bigger space Gparted partition to show my data?

OK so I recently got a hard drive and have been using it alot lately. I was trying to re-size it (with data on it) to take up the free space I had just made by deleting some partitions with a bunch of ...
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ext4 data recovery from gparted error

There is a number of other questions on this topic, however majority concerns formatted partitions or drive failure. In my case: During resizing and moving 2.7TB partition in Gparted, I encountered ...
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Ubuntu says USB harddrive should be checked for errors

I use Lubuntu 14.04 without a display manager. After logging in on tty1 I get the message *** /dev/sdb should be checked for errors *** I have run fsck on the harddrive (sudo fsck /dev/sdb) but I ...
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Hangs On or After fsck from util-linux 2.20.1

I have a box running at DigitalOcean with Ubuntu 12.04 It's rare that my system will boot or takes forever - normally it just hangs / chokes. A reboot from a remote shell used to be pretty quick and ...
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Plymouth script update and 'initramfs –u' quadrupled fsck time

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix. I updated my Plymouth script for my splash screens and ran initramfs -u to use the new Plymouth script. After doing this my fsck time at bootup went from ...
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Just before login-screen, a messages flashes by - how can I slow it down to read it?

How? I'm talking about the screen that also informs me occasionally about drives being checked for errors... Are messages displayed there echoed to one of the logs? Which one? Is there a way to "step ...
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Grub rescue error: file not found after fsck and a few updates

I am new to Ubuntu. I was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran a sudo fsck on my terminal and went on pressing y for a long time at the prompts that appeared. When it seemed to continue for long, I did a ...
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Does fsck keep existing files?

This is a rather dumb question but my googling didn't give me any direct anwser. So I have a computer which ubuntu (12.04) filesystem has gone corrupted. Now I want to try to repair it with fsck from ...
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Explanation for the listed output of “fsck”

I just executed the fsck command to check my drive using below: sudo fsck /dev/sda2 And I got the following output: /dev/sda2: 1735/32768000 files (22,9 % non-contiguous), 57400225/131072000 Is ...
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Force fsck safe?

My ubuntu system just froze, and I was forced to run the REIUSB commands. Now, in windows, you can run chdsk. I've read about "touch /forcefsck", but I have also read that's is dangerous to check a ...
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Would executing fsck and resize2fs be possible in Cygwin? [duplicate]

I want to increase my Wubi Ubuntu installation size and I found a blog here which has some directions for doing so. I don't have a Ubuntu bootable disc. Can anyone tell if the same things can be done ...
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Hardware RAID1 - ext4 errors won't go away with fsck

Short summary: yesterday my server's root drive (RAID1, 2 identical drives mirrored) was kicked into read-only. Trying to reboot I saw superblock errors, so I boot into Live-CD and fsck the drive. It ...
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How to skip boot-time fsck check preferably by editing grub menu-entry?

I want to make an menuentry in grub, which boots up as normal but skips fsck. If that is possible, I could create two menu-entries one of which would skip filesystem check and the other would not. My ...
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Disk failure, fsck not doing anything

Note: This started off as a question but while i was typing i tried different things and eventually got it working. I still wanted to post it in case it can help anyone else Problem: Crashed disk, ...
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wrong file system type passed to fsck

My Ubuntu hanged today while it was downloading, as it was unresponsive for long i shut it down forcefully . Later when i switched it on, it was not coming up so i used a live cd to fix the file ...
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How does one FSCK a NAS/NFS with an ext2 FileSystem using Ubuntu

Copying a file while this hard drive is in my D-Link DNS-323 NAS/NFS freezes and stops at around 50%. Running the DNS-323's internal ScanDisk fails. This inspired me to buy an external hard drive kit, ...
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fsck.ext4 does not fix a few corrupt files?

I ran this fsck.ext4 -vf /dev/sdb2, and the files were still corrupt (garbage data); /dev/sdb2 is on a SSD; I had to use -f because /dev/sdb2 was clean! My only hope is a backup? Or is there ...
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How to perform standard disk check on Ubuntu server

Yesterday my server froze because of an application error. I performed hard reset using my hoster's panel. After that, the server booted pretty quickly so I though the disk check was not performed. I ...
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Interpretting output from fsck

I'm working on a project using git, and ran into some problems: How to diagnose and fix git fatal unable to read tree The comments suggested that my issue might be related to my file system, so I have ...
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Fix external HD?

I had an issue with my external HD (files stored on bad blocks), so I decided to try my luck at fsck.ext4, using settings from some tutorials. Well, this would have been great and all, and maybe even ...
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Corrupted BlackBerry SD card - partition table

Thanks so much for the super interesting articles and discussions here. I've found myself with a 32GB micro SD card corrupted by my BB 9780. Screenshot with some details is attached below. I have ...
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Disk Errors. FSCK returns 0

I've been having disk issues recently. The disk usually remounts as read only after 1 hour of uptime at which point the OS basically crashes. The disk is set to remount read-only after errors are ...
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Each time I boot the system it start “scanning disk for errors”

My system is scanning the disk for errors every time I boot the system, so I have to wait until it completes or press C to cancel it. The system operates normally afterwards but I would like to stop ...
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Boot-time fsck on all 16 drives gives memory allocation failures

My installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 has each volume set to a check interval of one week. However, there are 16 drives (boot plus 15 storage drives, all ext4). Apparently this is too much for a ...
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My Ubuntu is running fsck on every bootup

A few weeks ago I've disabled plymouth because it started mixing up the installed themes... But that's not my problem atm. On every bootup it's the same: Begin: Loading essential drivers ... done. ...
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Just deleted 100GB of files, no extra free space. How do I get it back without rebooting?

There are other questions like this bumbling around the site (that I'm working through) but I'm in the strange position where I think I know what I'm doing but can't explain what's going on. I had ...
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Recover from a corrupted filesystem when fsck do not help

Something went wrong with my filesystem, Ubuntu set it to read-only and now under Ubuntu Live Disc, fsck can't fix it. I'm running 13.04 and it won't boot - at startup, it just shows the grub rescue ...
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How do I get fsck to fix the errors it is reporting?

On my laptop with a SSD, executing the following command: sudo fsck -f -E fragcheck /dev/sda1 results in several hundred occurrences of a message similar to this (this is one exact message, the ...
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Btrfs fsck running on boot every time? [duplicate]

I've read some stuff that says that Btrfs fsck is run every time on bootup. Is this still true? If so how can you tell when it runs or does not run on bootup? I just installed Ubuntu Raring Ringtail ...
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Ext4 constantly mounts as read-only

I'm at a complete loss, here. After only using my computer for short periods of time (often less than a minute), my root partition (Ext 4, /dev/sda5) become read-only without warning. This happens ...
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File recovery after fsck

I was trying to copy some data from my hard disk with an external usb box. Suddenly, after a bad unmount, partitions became not more visible... So I used "fsck". Now I can mount partitions but I can't ...
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Can't recover formatted Ext4 partition file system. :( Suggestions?

I've been at this for days now, so I'm hoping you can help me! Original setup: This is a 200GB firewire drive, originally formatted via Ubuntu 11.04 Disk Manager with a Master Boot Record, and a ...
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How to use fsck in Ubuntu?

I intend to use fsck for checking my Linux partition of the main disk, because its file system is suspicious of being not unmounted cleanly by shutting down the system. I have searched in my ...
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Do I have to worry about fsck error “Multiply-claimed block(s)”

Here is my fsck output: ~$sudo fsck -vf /dev/sda5 fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42.5 (29-Jul-2012) Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes Running additional passes to resolve blocks ...
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Bug in Krusader lost directory subtree. How to recover the files?

Using Krusader version 2.4.0-beta1 (thanks Canonical for using me as ginnea pig without my knowledge), I renamed two directories to replace the spaces in the names with underscores. Unfortunately, ...
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Is there an fsck command for checking the entire HDD?

This is probably a duplicate, but then please just link the post that answer my question. Fsck seems to check partitions and file system, but is there a way to use a live CD, unmount (well, I guess ...
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Superblock set in the future, fixing system clock

I keep getting errors messages about my Superblock mount time being in the future, and insisting on doing fsck on every boot and I have to go in from the recovery options to do this every time. Here ...
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lvreduce too much. Can I recover this?

I was trying to take a hard drive out of a large LVM group consisting of 5 drives. It had a 5.5TB filesystem (ext4). The LV was 7.5TB. I wanted to reduce the LV by 1.82TiB so that I then could shrink ...
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How to FSCK on with ecryptfs encrypted home directory? Is it necessary?

I set the switch to encrypt my home directory at installation. I installed Ubuntu on a USB pen drive, so the chances to garbage are higher than usual. I have the serious assumption, that the file ...
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Black screen during boot after TTY1 login

I've got a weeks-young install of 13.04 (3.8.0.29) and the computer has been powered on for a week. I turned it off for the night and now it freezes during boot. I have already checked this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts won't boot after system crash + corrupt file system

Late the other night, Ubuntu crashed suddenly (wasn't doing anything unusual - just using firefox and audacity). I didn't catch the error message, and didn't think much of it - just went and rebooted ...
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When Ubuntu boots I get a black screen after BIOS but before Login, no fsck shows up

:) I am not sure if I have a real system issue here but as a freshly lubuntu noob I am wondering a lot now My Medion Notebook just boots fine, at first there comes the BIOS and "memory checking" ...
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cannot find device to fsck

i am using ubuntu to try and repair a damaged sdhc card. the card has two partitions and i want to fix the ext4 partition: ubuntu@ubuntu:/dev$ mount | grep /media /dev/sdb1 on /media/1AF7-904A type ...
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Var partition refuses to unmount

I have /var on a separate partition on two computers using the reiserfs filesystem. Everytime I reboot, or shutdown my computers /var refuses to unmount claiming the device is busy. I then have to go ...
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How to check an encrypted disk for errors

During the last installation of Ubuntu I set up full disk encryption using the option on the installer. My disk seems to now have become corrupt, and I'd like to check it for errors. GNOME Disks on ...
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How do I manage regular fscks for large amounts of data?

I'm guessing there's a recommended size that doing fsck would be counter productive, say if the size is 100TB or greater doing it with the default setting of 30 or 20 mounts or 180 days is a bit ...
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fsck on ext4 resulted in file corruption

I had to hard reboot my machine and I had a file system corruption. I have tried to run fsck on the partition from live CD. However my partition is ext4 and I understand that fsck defaults to ext2 ...
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Why aren't my drives fscking [duplicate]

I logged on to my Ubuntu server and the message of the day contained these wonderful messages: *** /dev/sda1 will be checked for errors at next reboot *** *** /dev/sda6 will be checked for errors at ...
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How fast should fsck be?

I've tried checking my system drive using both touch /forcefsck and fsck from a DVD boot of Ubuntu, and both times it's been done remarkably quickly; like a few seconds for a 101 GB partition. Is ...
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How should I troubleshoot this weird SSD issue?

I'm having a confusing issue with my SSD. I will describe some of the symptoms. Randomly the GUI will crash. The launcher and panel disappear, programs won't launch and eventually everything blanks ...