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Old 2nd December 2008
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Originally Posted by map7 View Post
I understand that to fix problems with fsck you must first unmount that filesystem. If you look at post #4 in this thread, you will see I have tried running fsck in single user mode with the filesystems unmounted.
But, all the bits you posted showing fsck running, show "NO WRITE ACCESS".

Are you guys saying that I should ignore the errors I get when running fsck on a mounted filesystem because fsck is not supposed to be run this way? I know fsck will not fix errors on a live system, but does it report invalid problems with the filesystems if they are mounted?
If softupdates are enabled on the filesystem, then yes, the results you get from running fsck on a mounted filesystem will be undefined. Softupdates changes the way files are deleted, and space reclaimed.

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