|To:||Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>|
|Subject:||Re: fsck.xfs on ro mounted disks|
|From:||Michael Sinz <msinz@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 17 Apr 2003 11:15:20 -0400|
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Ethan Benson wrote:
On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 03:12:26PM +0200, Valentijn Sessink wrote:Ehm, as far as I understand, this will not help me repair a disk as xfs_repair -n does not repair anything - or does it?correct, you can only repair a fully unmounted filesystem with xfs_repair, that means you cannot repair the root filesystem unless you boot from an alternate root.
Yes, this has been annoying. Enough so that I made this little script that would provide me with another root to boot from. see http://www.sinz.org/linux for details on this tool. (It has a number of requirments that are based on my needed environment but it has worked across a wide range of systems. The main thing is that the recovery kernel have devfs and procfs) -- Michael Sinz -- Director, Systems Engineering -- Worldgate Communications A master's secrets are only as good as the master's ability to explain them to others.
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