Error fix; /dev/sda1 contains a file sytem with errors!

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Error fix; /dev/sda1 contains a file sytem with errors!

Postby gunske » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:02 pm

Error fix;
/dev/sda1 contains a file sytem with errors!

(for people who don't got any pc-skills)

Start the system, put the Ubuntu cd in the drive, restart. Make sure you have selected the cd-drive as primary boot device.
Select the "try Ubuntu without any change" and let it run.

In Ubuntu click;
Applications-Accessoires-Terminal

then type;
sudo fsck /dev/sda1

(sda1 could be: sda2 or sda 3, etc etc. see your error message)
press enter

The system will start running a scan. If any errors are found, press y to "ignore error?" and y to "force rewrite".
:!: You can put some weight on the "y-button" and do something else, since you don't want to press 100 times the y for about 20 minutes :mrgreen:

It will do some 5 pass tests.

If you got a message;
FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED
"xx/xxxxx files, x% non contigious, xx/xxxxx blocks"

You can close the window, take your cd-rom back and restart the system.

Now everything would work again.

edit;
In the Terminal, you could use some other commands also, but didn't test it since the first one worked for me.

sudo unmount /dev/sda1
then
sudo fsck -y /dev/sda1

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