On Monday 26 April 2004 14:17, Farrell, Kevin wrote:
> Journalised filesystems work by saving filesystem "meta data" at periodic
> intervals (checkpoints). If a system crashes, by power failure or by the
> kernel crashing for example, and if the hardware isn't damaged, then the
> filesystem can be automatically rebuilt relatively quickly from the most
> recent checkpoint with a complete "journal".
But why then did the system not boot properly,
but come up in "single user" mode, with a request to fsck?
I can say from my experience with a bad disk
(on what is now my second-nest laptop),
which currently lasts an average of 5 minutes after booting,
that about 1 time in 5 it comes up in single user mode.
However, in my case I found that if one simply ignores
the request to fsck, and just re-boots,
it usually comes up OK the second time.
So I am slightly puzzled why I get the request to fsck,
and why if can't use the latest journalling record, as you suggest.
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