File system error (power outage)
sometime last night my power must have gone off and back on again, I
came to my computer today in the morning to find it saying:
/dev/hda3: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; run fsck manually
(i.e., without -a or -p options)
fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot. Please note that the
root file system is currently mounted read only. To remount it
# mount -n -o remount, rw /
CONTROL -D will exit from this shell and reboot the system.
So what am I supposed to do now? I really dont have any critical
information in the computer and I wouldn't mind reinstalling again,
however there are about 5 files that I would like to keep. What exactly
am I supposed to do with "e2fsck"? what command should I run? is it
possible to fix this and not have to reinstall? I ran the command:
"mount -n -o remount, rw /" and then I got this message:
warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended.
so then I ran "e2fsck /" and I got this message:
WARNING!!! running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause SEVERE
do you want to continue [y/n]:
So I typed no for now. what should I do at this point? what commands can
I run? I would appreciatte any help you can give me. Thanx!