[SATLUG] CHKDSK for Fedora?

Howard Haradon hharadon at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 14:14:11 CDT 2010


On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 1:47 PM, David Kowis <dkowis at shlrm.org> wrote:
> On 4/8/2010 1:49 PM, Jose Calderon wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I haven't posted much since ya'll always seem to answer my questions before
>> I ask but my friend and I were hoping for some help with a particular
>> issue.
>>
>> We have a hard drive with WinXP and Fedora 12 partitions loading from grub.
>> We were wondering if there is an equivalent to CHKDSK that can be initiated
>> from Fedora so that the scan can run before loading an OS, much the way
>> CHKDSK runs on a restart?  We understand fsck is supposed to do this but
>> we're not able to figure out the correct command.
>>
>
> http://linux.die.net/man/8/fsck.vfat
>
> There's fsck.vfat and a quick yum provides */fsck.vfat should find you
> the package.
>
> If it's ntfs... http://www.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntfsck might be of
> assistance.
>
>
> David
> --

Remember also that the partition that you are fscking
must not be mounted.  I generally will boot from a live CD
of the same distro and then fsck the unmounted partition
as root or sudo.

Good luck,   Howard


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