corruption happening sometimes when I do a shutdown -r now

Eric Sandeen sandeen at
Sun Dec 21 16:03:59 UTC 2008

shirish wrote:
> Hi all,
> Apologies but this is going to be a long post.
>  I get a corruption sometime when I do a $sudo shutdown -r now
> This is on an ubuntu 8.10 machine.
> The only way to resolve the same I know is to do a sudo fsck -y /dev/sdb7
> This is the output I got when I ran fsck through the Live CD
> $ sudo fsck -y /dev/sdb7
> fsck 1.41.3 (12-Oct-2008)
> e2fsck 1.41.3 (12-Oct-2008)
> /dev/sdb7 contains a file system with errors, check forced.

If the fs was flagged with errors, the first thing to do is to find out
what that error was; it should be in the system logs.


> Can anybody tell me what I should do so this can be prevented?
> Looking forward for any info. or any way the same can be averted.

Figure out what the original error was if possible, then go from there.

Is this repeatable?


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