[WBEL-users] How to run e2fsck on the root file system

Shapiro, Mark mshapiro at Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU
Wed Mar 30 16:34:04 CST 2005

It appears that I have one or more bad blocks on my root files system on
one of my machines running whitebox 3.0.


When I run e2fsck /dev/hda5, I get a warning that it is very dangerous
to run e2fsck on a mounted file system.


However, I don't believe it's possible to unmount /.


Is there a safe way to bring the system up so that I can run e2fsck on




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