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Old 7th November 2018
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I will assume you were copying sd0 partitions while they were mounted and in use. If so, I will assume that your /var partition had files open for writing, and an automatic "preen" of the open filesystem failed, requiring manual fsck(8).

To avoid this in the future, either boot into single-user mode (-s), which starts with only the root partition mounted, and mounted read-only. You could also boot the RAMDISK kernel, which has a small in-memory filesystem which I believe includes the dd(1) utility.
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