I have a hosted Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS which won't boot – which is why I thought I could try to check the filesystem with fsck.

Since I can have my provider boot the server in safe-mode and display my original filesystem as a drive located in /repair I tried to run fsck -n /repair but all this lead to was

fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
fsck: fsck.ext2: not found
fsck: error 2 while executing fsck.ext2 for /repair

error 2: means system should be rebootet as far as I found out – that didn't help though. I have searched specifically for fsck.ext2: not found but I didn't find anything (yet) – where can I get fsck.ext2 from or what are alternatives to it for scanning/repairing the installation?

  • Edit your question and add the output of apt-cache policy e2fsprogs – A.B. Nov 15 '15 at 11:29
  • @A.B. As it turned out I had to install the e2fsprogs package... But the scan still didn't work... because I now get told that /repair is not a file system. – Deproblemify Nov 15 '15 at 11:36
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    Can be, but that was not the question. Please ask a new question for the next problem. ;) – A.B. Nov 15 '15 at 11:40

First you have to check, if the package e2fsprogs is installed, because fsck.ext2 is part of this package.

Check the installation with:

apt-cache policy e2fsprogs

and, if necessary, install with:

sudo apt-get install e2fsprogs

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