Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Jun 15 19:31:36 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 17:11, littleguru wrote:
> Hello
> I have several questons:
> 1-when I  start mylinux server and it said that it was not shutdown 
> properly , do you want to check ?
> but I ran fsck manually before and it shouldn't ask me any more. is 
> there any difference between fsck at startup and the one I ran in 
> maintenance mode, because the server couldnt boot and entered in 
> maintenace mode.
maintenance mode is manual
e2fsck /dev/hda1 
e2fsck /dev/hda2 
etc. you are expected to know which partitions you are using, swap isn't
a partition that has a file system per se.
if you are at all unclear, answer yes at startup to have it check/repair
all known filesystems
> 2-In maintenance mode is it necessary to umount the device ?and how can 
> I find that which device is mounted ?
typically, /boot is the first partition and it mounts before all the
others i.e. /dev/hda1  -  skip that for now.
> 3- can I find another software other  than fsck  to check and solve 
> hardware problem ?
file system repair tools do not solve hardware problem. There are
probably others but it's always been good enough for me
> I found knoppix but dont have any experience with that .
> 4-what is the best way to transfer data from crashed hard to the new one?
> fsdump ? or just cp ?I use fedora core one and need some thing that 
> untar or restore every thing
> on home directory .
I use cp


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