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Questions tagged [fsck]

tool for file system check

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Hard drive bad sector appear more and more often

I have more and more often issues with my computer. I can't read some files sometimes when I use it for different tasks (developing, surfing, etc..). So I get the initframs menu when I reboot my ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 18.04: Manual fsck and Read-only file system

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I have tried many things that I saw here and in other forums and none seem to work. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 three months ago, and it keeps giving me ...
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Fsck on a Window 10 hd

I answer lots of newbie questions on SO, I know how painful it can be; please excuse my ignorance with Ubuntu. I have a boot issue with a Windows 10 laptop (I get the logo then black screen with no ...
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UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY - multiple times

I got the temporary fix from the solutions to this question: fsck error on boot: /dev/sda6: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY Real Problem: I get this error many times (got it again while ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04: fstab entry for root partition has passno = 0

The fstab entry for the root partition on my SSD is: UUID=fd3b80aa-901c-11e8-a5c4-e0d55e5a7608 / ext4 defaults 0 0 This was generated automatically during the Ubuntu Server installation. Note that ...
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16.04 failed fsck

Could not Boot to ubuntu 16.04. Got an error (I don't remember the text) came up with "status code 4" and it showed that the file sys on /dev/sda9 (boot partition) must run manual fsck. It showed an ...
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How to tell why drive is remounting read-only

I have a Lenovo laptop with an SSD and Ubuntu 18.04. The root partition keeps remounting read-only, according to the console messages. Except it won't read when it happens, either, just giving I/O ...
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Ubuntu newer kernels causing inconsistency (fsck) in hard disk

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, with kernels 4.13.0-41-generic and 4.13.0-43-generic, if I left my desktop on for over 12 hours or so, it would cause a problem in the consistency of the hard disk, reported over in ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Can only boot in recovery mode

What happened: 1. Ubuntu 16.04 works fine 2. Emergency in our building => computer was forced to shut down immediately 3. Since then: Ubuntu doesn't boot properly 3.1 Screen stays gray not black ...
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How can I run fsck on ntfs partitions on my hard drive?

A few years ago I switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for my desktop PC. I installed the Ubuntu operating system (root+home+swap) in the space previously assigned to the C partition, while the ...
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Automatic recovery of ext4 filesystem

Last days I was facing problems with power outages/glitches that caused some failures on ext4 filesystem, the fs was then remounted as read-only. Unfortunately, this caused crash of few important ...
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insufficient permissions for device: when Ubuntu Desktop kept on overnight

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 4.13.0-39-generic/4.13.0-40-generic/4.13.0-41-generic If I keep my laptop with Ubuntu (dual boot) on for a long time (like overnight), it suddenly starts giving "insufficient ...
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filesystem with invalid superblock checksum error on ubuntu 18.04 boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04LTS with windows 10 and after I boot into Windows, Ubuntu boot failed with fsck.ext4: Superblock checksum does not match superblock while trying to open /dev/sda8 and ...
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Understanding USB message logs to troubleshoot USB automounting

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue where on one server my USB automounts whereas on another server it isn't. Comparing the logs for both instances, I am trying to understand what each line means. ...
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Problem booting with Ubuntu 16.04 and filesystem checking

I am having problems to start Ubuntu 16.04 (laptop ASUS R753U, dual boot Windows 10). When I select Ubuntu in the grub, it goes for filesystem checking starting at 18.5% and when it reached 22% pic 1, ...
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cannot remount /dev/sda2 read-write, is write-protected [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 16.04LTS on intel Core i3-6006U, 2.0GHz Asus pc.When I boot the pc I realized that there are some hard drive problems and it's not able to boot on ubuntu. I tried the answer mentioned ...
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How to fix file system definitely

The file system in which my Ubuntu 16.04 is allocated keeps corrupting and the initramfs shell appears. When this happens, I check the filesystem (sda6) and reboot to use Ubuntu normally, but when I ...
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Input/Output error on usb drive

I have been trying to recover my usb flash drive and have been looking into this question How to repair a corrupted FAT32 file system I can not write data or anything into my drive it just gives ...
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Cannot fix fsck errors after system crashing

I have a dual partition with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 16.04. While updating and restarting Windows I forced to turn off my laptop by pressing the power button. After that Ubuntu presents a lot of ...
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No init found, try passing init=bootarg

Every time i boot my pc goes to black and white screen and shows me- No init found. Try passing init= bootarg Busybox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' ...
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How to analyze and defragment drive in ubuntu 16.04

I want to check whether my root drive requires a defragmentation. If requried I am planning to do this sudo e4defrag -c /dev/<my partition> I followed this method to analyze my disk. sudo touch ...
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chronic issue with boot into read-only

I have a bit of a problem with my non-dual 16.04 Ubuntu computer. I recently booted and tried to do some of my usual computer things which didn't really work. I figured out that I was mounted in read-...
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Chromium giving me “bus error (core dumped)” after recovering from corrupted filesystem using fsck

So all was well a little while ago. I've been running into a series of problems and every solution leads to another problem. This is the series of events that led to the current state of my computer ...
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fsck error on boot: /dev/sda4: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY

I dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 and have an ssd drive. Sometime ago, when the PC was turned off without notice (electricity went off, por example), I got this error: fsck from util-linux ...
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How to manually do the forced check [duplicate]

When I start running Ubuntu I get this message . How can I solve it?
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Unable to open Ubuntu BusyBox v1.22.1

I have a dual boot and when I open Ubuntu it opens to BusyBox at this black screen. I have tried to get through but have been unsuccessful. I am trying to fix it without losing my files.
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Automatically force fsck -fy when encountering “UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.”

I have FSCKFIX=yes in /etc/default/rcS, however, when I drove down to the site and connected a monitor to this server today, I saw this: I ran fsck.ext4 -fy /dev/sda1 and rebooted and now the server ...
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Running fsck manually

In a recent reboot of Ubuntu, which failed, I get the message to run fsck manually. How do I do so. I may have a bad HD sector, and it may be easier to reinstall Ubuntu. I'm a newbie, so bear with me.
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is there an fsck for udf?

I accidentally unplugged a udf usb drive without unmounting it, and want to repair it so it doesn't crash macOS when mounting. Block size is 8K btw. From this, it looks like I might have to try my ...
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HP laptop file system check found a Toshiba device

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 on a Hp laptop and when I ran a file system check (fsck) it found a Toshiba device. Answers on what this means would be highly appreciative. Here is a screenshot: http://jmp....
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Razer Blade Stealth disk corruption (fsck needed, probably samsung SSD bug) after updates

I have a Razer Blade Stealth 2016. The first Ubuntu I installed was Ubuntu 17.04, which gave e this error after 2 weeks of usage. After that, I installed 16.04 and used it for months without any ...
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Multiple times of Busybox [duplicate]

I was running Linux Mint on my laptop earlier. After having problem with initramfs and busybox appeared, I switched to Ubuntu 17.04. The problem is still occurred. My fsck check with -tycf option did ...
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Contradictory mount errors

Can anyone explain how I can unmount a disk in order to perform an fsck? I get contradictory errors: fred@ARAGORN:/media/fred$ sudo fsck /dev/sdd1 fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42.9 (4-Feb-...
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fsck force not doing its job?

I want to check my filesystem. It has to be unmounted, so I found that I should $ sudo touch /forcefsck $ reboot I did that on Sat Dec 30 10:02 2017 (approx.) After rebooting, this is what I get (...
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the root filesystem requires a manual fsck

When I try to boot my laptop, I get this message: /dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced. Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found. /dev/sda1: UNEXPECTED ...
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Cannot control how often fsck is running on /boot/efi

Every boot fsck is checking the partition /efi/boot. I can control how often it runs on other partitions using tune2fs but it won't work with this partition. /var/log/syslog reports Nov 28 19:59:55 ...
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Getting dev/sda1: clean … after update-rc.d

I was trying to make a program start at startup. Ubuntu 16.04. I did following: Opened Terminal cd /etc/init.d sudo gedit added: #!/bin/bash # /etc/init.d/cmdtrm echo password | sudo -S /usr/...
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RAID not cleanly unmounted after reboot or halt

On my Ubuntu 16.04 (Linux ebox 4.4.0-98-generic) very often after a reboot or halt I need to do a fsck on my Raid volume /dev/md0 because my volume was not cleanly unmounted. Here is /etc/rc0.d : ...
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Very new to Ubuntu and need some assistance [duplicate]

My friend recently gave me his old laptop and it had Ubuntu on it. But whenever I go to start it up, this pops up: Screen after restarting:
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I forced shutdown and now i need to access the initramfs shell

My ubuntu partition needs to be fsck'd. Initramfs will allow this but i have no other way. Is there a boot flag or something that can help me?
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FSCK reports that filesystem still has errors - what should I do now? [duplicate]

Total newbie. Learning a little about fsck on the fly, but what I am finding so far doesn't seem to do very much when I apply it. What would be the next step from this prompt to repair the errors I am ...
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Recurring need to run fsck manually

I encountered whilst booting a while ago about the "unexpected inconsistency" telling me I need to "run fsck manually" and so I searched the forums which then told me to type "fsck /dev/sda1" and ...
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Removing hard disk read only mode

To solve a problem with booting of my OS, I ran the command, sudo fsck /dev/sda1 -y After that my root directory has been set in read only mode. I am not able to update my system. Also, I am not ...
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Boot initramfs busybox ubuntu 17.04

I got the initramfs busybox ubuntu two days in a a row. After I run: fsck /dev/sda4 and reboot the system got back to normal, but I believe there's a problem with my system. Is there any log file I ...
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Ubuntu root mount failed and also fsck not found at initramfs [duplicate]

fsck /dev/sda1 -->/bin/bash: Output: not found
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Repair encrypted partition after modified with fsck

I've accidentally run fsck on a encrypted partition. It cleans many garbade inode. Accidentaly i can't mount using it's key file, which used for SLOT 2. Here info about the partition $ sudo ...
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fsck to reindex around bad blocks

I have an external drive that is most certainly failing (4+ years). I keep getting I/O errors when reading/writing, but before I replace it I do want to try to extend the life a little more. I ...
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/dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced [duplicate]

After booting into Ubuntu this shows up /dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced. Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found. /dev/sda1: UNEXPECTED ...
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I have an error message as I startup or reboot

How do I correct the errors to allow for a startup?
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Reboots taking an hour due to fsck

I'm running into an issue where reboots on two of my application servers are taking about an hour each time. I think that an fsck is happening each time but I cannot find much information in the logs ...