From: Andy Ferguson (ilug at domain moil.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue 26 Oct 1999 - 02:28:59 IST
On Mon, 25 Oct 1999, Michael Treacy wrote:
> Due to a "non-Linux" person turning off my laptop without downing it
> properly, I have some non-contiguous files - it's probably due to me
> deleting stuff also.
This is unlikely to be due to not shutting down properly - since
e2fsck was run to clean the file system, it is reporting the
condition which otherwise goes unnoticed. This is just a symptom of
normal disk fragmentation, and unlike DOS, is seldom a real problem
Don't worry about it.
> Anybody know of a utility which will sort this out for me?
Check out the Partition mini Howto.
In there it says something to the effect....
"... there is a tool to fix disk fragmentation but it is so old it
is out of step with the ext2 file system and nobody ever used
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