My pc doesn't want to start saying:

/dev/mmcblk0p2p cointais a file system with errors, check forced.
Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found.

        (i.e., without -a or -p options)
fsck exited with status code 4
The root filesystem on /dev/mmcblk0p2 requires a manual fsck

BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

What do I do?

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    It would be nice it Ubuntu then prompted with "would you like me to do this now", or is that too convenient? Non-advanced users are going to struggle to do this sort of thing themselves, and even as a relatively advanced user I can do without this sort of problem.
    – user12753
    Mar 2, 2017 at 13:40

1 Answer 1


Run fsck -y /dev/mmcblk0p2 at the prompt.

  • Do you know what the cause could be and why fsck wants a confirmation?
    – france1
    Apr 12 at 11:08
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    Basically, as the error say's, an inconsistency in the filesystem. This can occur because of a hardware problem - bad blocks, disk is dying, a crash or hard shut down, software errors, or similar. Often it relates to failing disk-hardware or crash / hard shutdown,
    – Soren A
    Apr 12 at 16:02
  • The Linux kernel is repairing the file system on boot automatically. Why does fsck ask you if it shall repair it (force)? Is an important part broken or is there just very much broken and it just tries to avoid further data-loss by asking the user?
    – france1
    Apr 14 at 5:50

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