Checking the integrity of the file system

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Fri Jul 14 13:59:48 UTC 2006

Paul Smith wrote:
> On 7/14/06, Eric Donkersloot <eric.donkersloot at> wrote:
>> You could boot the system in single user mode and check the file system
>> manually or you could reboot the machine with 'shutdown -rF now'
> Thanks, Eric. I have just run the command 'shutdown -rF now'. How can
> I now check whether my file system is not corrupted? The point is that
> I do not see the result of  'shutdown -rF now'...
> Paul
Thats a root only command for starters, and it should have made the 
machine reboot, during which the fsck on the file systems would have 
been done, however you may have to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf to remove 
the 'rhgb' from the kernels boot command line before you would see 
anything because it would otherwise be hid behind a graphic and all you 
would see is a longer bootup time.  rhgb is the work of somebody trying 
to make it more like a (spit) windows experience.  Its a bad idea.  We 
want to KNOW what its doing while booting.

Cheers, Gene

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