Checking the integrity of the file system

Paul Smith phhs80 at
Fri Jul 14 14:43:27 UTC 2006

On 7/14/06, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett 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'...
> >
> 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.

Thanks, Gene and Rick. I did see the checking to the file system, at
boot stage, but I did *not* see any message with the result of the
checking process.


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