From: Noel Carroll (Noel.Carroll at domain CardBase.com)
Date: Thu 27 Jul 2000 - 12:10:03 IST
OK, I'm not an admin and the one time I had disk trouble I reinstalled.
I recall a halt or shutdown option that reboots the machine in quick mode
(skips the fsck). Maybe this would help. I'm probably wrong of course
since the kernel will probably automatically try to fsck a partition it
might have trouble mounting esp. the /
Actually, something I've always wondered about but never thought to look up
was the automatic fsck every so often when booting. A message is output
something like "Maximum mount count reached" and you have to go get a cup of
tea while the partitions get fscked. Whats the story with Maximum mount
count and is this configurable (kernel parameter perhaps/)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Burke [mailto:dave at domain compsoc.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 11:37 AM
> To: Irish Linux Users Group
> Subject: [ILUG] Making sure a box reboots
> I need to reboot one oy my boxes in dublin and last time i
> did this, it
> went into maintenance mode and asked for root to run fsck.
> Is there any way to know before hand if this is going to happen?
> I've just ran fsck.ext2 -n /dev/sda* and two of the
> partitions are showing
> "Block bitmap differences", plus theres the usualy scattering
> of zero time
> inodes as well.
> About the best I was thinking, is to kick everyone off, kill every
> non-essntial process and the unmount some of the partitions
> and run fsck
> on them before the reboot, but the problem is that the /
> partition is the
> one reporting the most potential problems.
> Can I know for certain? or should I just wait until I can
> have somebody
> standing in front of the box while it reboots?
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