attempt to access beyond end of device

Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED m_d_berger_1900 at
Mon Feb 25 17:05:42 UTC 2008

On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:15:23 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:

>> I booted to single user and ran fsck.  I got:
>>    WARNING!!! Running e2fsck on a mounted file system may cause SEVERE
>>    damage.
>> So I aborted.  Should I run it anyway?
> Make sure the file systems in question are not mounted. Did you boot to
> run level "s" ?

Ok, this time I booted it by changing inittab, I got things
umounted.  In most cases, fsck returns code 0.  But it does
so instantly, and there appears to be no disk action.  What
is it really checking?

in the case of:
   tmpfs .... /dev/shm
it can;t find tmpfs.

Thanks again for your help.


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