Ubuntu How do I fsck an external USB drive?

My external ext3 USB drive was mounted while my system crashed while I was messing around with a LiveCD. (Copying large files into your live user's home folder while booted from a LiveCD is a bad idea by the way. :)).Anyway, how can I run a filesystem check on the disk? I tried "sudo tune2fs -c ...

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, booting from USB, 'no init found' fsck doesn't help

I built a usb key to boot my server, it's been working great for a long time. I built it using the 10.04 LTS iso and this http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/During power cycle, I got the infamous 'no init found. try passing init= bootarg.' kiss of death. The general f ...

Ubuntu fsck results not consistent with USB disk

I have an external USB hard disk (1TB Samsung) that behave strange when I force a filesystem check on it. Sometimes fsck report errors, sometimes not.The system is an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ on an Asus A8V motherboard. The filesystem on the USB disk is ext3.Any clues?TIA/Jannejan@maxim:~/Desktop$ uname ...

Ubuntu Odd fsck/fstab problem with UPS and USB drive

HiI haven't been able to find much about this online, so thought I should post here.I have a rather odd problem.I have a Fujitsu server running Ubuntu 8.04. It has two internal SATA drives and 1 external USB2.0 Hard drive that has its own power supply.All drives are mounted via /etc/fstab.All was wo ...

Ubuntu fsck won't fix errors - usb drive stays locked

my 'my book' usb drive is locked as read-only apparently due to a bunch of filesystem panic errors. i've tried fixing these with fsck, with drive mounted and unmounted. after having me go through a bazillion fix/don't fix replies, it says its left the filesystem unchanged and nothing is fixed. HELP ...

Ubuntu Install on USB stick + PC reset = fsck finds plenty of errors

I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a USB stick which is pretty cool and works just fine until I have to do a hard reset of my computer. In that case, upon rebooting, Ubuntu stops on the fsck check and ask me to do a manual fsck run. Each time a lot of errors are found and I tell fsck to fix them but I ...

Ubuntu Fsck.ext3 cannot find USB drive on boot

I am having difficulty with a usb drive which in the past has mounted error free on boot.In order to get the drive recognised on boot I have added 'usb_storage' to /etc/modulesI then added the following information into /etc/fstab "UUID=23bc03de-1a4f-4c91-bd45-37dc48a39d56 /mnt/documents ext3 r ...

Ubuntu skipping fsck / mounting ntfs usb hd writeable in recovery shell

I dropped my laptop and made some damage on the hd, however starting ubuntu still worked (with a couple of wait times when the damaged sectors were tyed to access).So I wanted to make a backup and got a usb hd (ntfs) from my buddy. On booting ubuntu again however fsck started and required a scan. Th ...

Ubuntu fsck dies with exit status 8 on usb drives

Hope someone can help. I have 6.10 server edition running as an nfs server. Problem is at boot i get the following error message.fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=bf2a67b2-ec21-4f56-8b8d-63eb372ac7ab'fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=bc743902-4999-4f59-bcb9-2aa4f6b7fe96'fsck.ext3: Unable to resolv ...

Ubuntu External USB drive - what the fsck?

a bit of advice would be greatly appreciated with this...I'm the IT volunteer at a social center in Barcelona (canmasdeu.net). Our video/film/documentary library is on a 500G USB external drive (FAT32) and we are unfortunately too poorly funded to buy a backup, so im hoping to recover the data on th ...

Ubuntu FSCK Error w/ external ext2 usb hard drive

My external hard drive somehow got corrupted, and I ran fsck a few times on it. It keeps exiting with this error:Pass 3: Checking directory connectivityUnconnected directory inode 49153 (...)Connect to /lost+found<y>? yesUnconnected directory inode 68211 (/???)Connect to /lost+found<y>? ...

Ubuntu fsck on usb thumb drive

With 5.04 or 5.10, you insert the thumb drive and the icon pops up. At this point you can't run fsck, because the device is mounted.So you unmount. But then you can't run fsck because the device (e.g., /dev/sda1)doesn't exist.How does one fsck a thumb drive? ...

Ubuntu How to run fsck on external usb hard drive?

Anyone have any ideas? ...

Ubuntu Problems installing 10.10 from usb - Invalid RT chipset detected

I seek some assistance in installing Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 on a laptop (core 2 duo, 1gb ram) with a broken DVD drive.I am trying the usb install as I can't use cd/dvd. I have tried various flavours but all attempts seem to hang just before login.1st attempt: Use Startup Disk Creator from my other lap ...

Ubuntu Error formating usb hard disk

When I format my usb hard drive. I've seen following errorError creating file system: helper exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:/dev/sdb is entire device, not just one partition.Refusing to make a filesystem here!when i typed fsckfsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2e2fsck 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010)fsc ...

Ubuntu fsck hangs -->absolute beginner!

I'm running ubuntu 9.04. The machine is running 7/24, all the time. Yesterday I had a power failure, at the next boot fsck hangs after some minutes, with exit code 1. After it boots normally, and seems to be working.. I tried to reboot, it was the same..I'm absolute beginner, so NO knowledge about f ...

usb auto detection not working.

I had the pleasure of accidently unpartitioning my external USB drive, while upgrading to Fedora Core 8 and a new hard disk drive (the installer automagically selected every partition and myself not noticing the difference between a unformatted partition and a single partition). Fortunately I was ab ...

Ubuntu Trying to fix USB Drive

I bought a Pico C a little more than a year ago and it worked fine until I accidently unplugged it witha window still open, I then made another mistake by reformatting it without waiting. That was in November of last year. I now want to try to get it working again. Here are some facts:The OS I am us ...

Ubuntu WIndows usb formatting problem

Im currently aqt college, and because all us young adults are "hackers" in the eyes of the IT dept. we have basic rights on the network. now i want to format my usb stick (because i want to fsck my netbook and ubuntu doesnt pick up my usb) to fat32 but i dont have the rights to do it. is t ...

Ubuntu Checking disk with fsck

I have question on using fsck. As its not possible to run it on mounted system I want to know how its possible to do. Booting other system from USB is not an option for me. As I kn ow its possible to use shutdown -F -r now , but will it work on Ubuntu ? I'm asking because man shutdown does not show ...

Problem with my freepbx I can not use the distro or format (usb stick install)

my freepbx (centos 5.2 version) was working fine, but now when it boot they load fine but when arrives to check file systemit appearsINIT: cannot execute /sbin/mingettyext3_abort calledext3-fs error (device DM-0): ext3_journal_start_sb:detected abroted journalremounting filesystem read onlyrespawnin ...

USB stick not being detected.

I have this weird problem with my usb drive (Transcend 8 gb). It had been working fine for 2-3 months. But then all of my systems, except one (so weird man!!) stopped detecting this drive. Connecting the usb to these systems has no effect - no /dev file created and nothing shows up in dmesg and lsus ...

Ubuntu usb stick, can't read superblocks

My usb stick does not show up whenever I plug it in and I cannot mount it. It shows up in nautilus as usb drive and right clicking it gives me the option of rescanning it but I can't open it.sudo mount /dev/sdb1mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblockAnyone know what this means? A google search broug ...

fsck.ext3 : Unable to resolve "LABEL=/"

HiI have installed Fedora Core 3 and on booting up it gives the errorfsck.ext3:Unable to resolve "LABEL=/"An error occured during filesystem checkDropping you to a shell, the system will reboot when you leave shellOk I searched on the net regarding this...My /etc/fstab had the following en ...

Ubuntu recover files after unsafe usb unmount?

please forgive my being such a newbie- first time i use my usb stick in linux.i did not unmount the usb stick safely-is there any way to recover my file?more details:i moved a file from one folder to the other on the usb stick using the ctrl-x ctrl-v in Nautilus. i forgot to unmount the usb safely- ...

Inaccessable USB and lost of data - file bigger than the device

What happened is that backup copy of partition was made on wrong drive. USB with valuable data was possibly overwritten with the backup.The 'dd' command was used as follows 'dd if=/dev/sda6 of=/dev/sdb1 conv=noerror'Now there is a problem with accessing the usb. It is found by the system and replyin ...

IRQ disabled on IRQ shared by USB and a CMD649 controller (kernel 2.6.22~).

So, I finally got the system booting at least, with the edd=off option. Now, on to the next problem.... The system:The system is an older IWill KK266-R (VIA KT133A chipset) motherboard with an Athlon XP 1600+ processor. It has an integrated CMD649 RAID controller. The system also has an Intel PRO/10 ...

Disappearing USB Drives

I'm having a very odd problem. I'm running Cent OS 5.3 on a Dell workstation with 4 1TB External USB drives. I can newfs/mount the drives fine without any issues. I can write to them, fsck, everything. As soon as the machine reboots the drives become unusable. fsck doesn't even recognize them as a e ...

Ubuntu fsck and other commands

I have a disk that is getting all sorts of errors when I plug it in via USB. It says it can't be mounted, then dbus error; then another message saying wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock. From reading on the internet it looks like i need to run fsck. How do I run commands? ...

Ubuntu stuck partitioning and formating a usb drive

I am trying to create a usb bootable distro. I am running fsck on /dev/sbd1 to check the file system and it keeps returning with: fsck 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)dosfsck 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32, LFNSeek to 2004860416:Invalid argumentwhen according to the guide I am following I should receive something lik ...

Ubuntu Cant get 11.04 live usb to boot up, nor can I mount its encrypted home folder

I created a live usb ubuntu (11.04) system on my usb drive.I set it to have some persistant space.I set the home directory to be encrypted (this was a mistake).Anyway, this was about three weeks ago. Since then I have been doing some very important work on it that I cant afford to lose.Yesterday whe ...

Ubuntu Filesystem damage/fsck problems.

So I had to force a reboot because of a freeze and when I booted back up it came to a black terminal screen where it said /dev/sda1 has file system errors which Im assuming is preventing Ubuntu from booting up. I dont remember the exact error messages, or how to print them, since Im posting from my ...

Ubuntu fsck on busy device or resource

Ubuntu Forums world! :)This is officially my first post here, so first I'll say hello... wait, I just did. >.<Ok, onto the topic I'm sure many Ubuntu-ers have encountered trouble with. I am dual-booting my Gateway laptop with Windows XP Media center Ed. and Ubuntu Notebook 10.10. Several weeks ...

ubuntu won't boot, made a live usb, but can't access internal HDD

heythe other day my pc (asus eeepc) ran out of battery and i tried turning it on, but it shut down while booting, which apparently damaged the system.when i turn it on, grub asks me to choose between different versions of ubuntu, but which ever i choose, it doesn't work and brings me to a initramfs ...

Ubuntu USB Automounts Before fstab in 10.04

I'm sure someone has had this problem, but I couldn't find it anywhere on the forums.I have a computer with a ext4 formatted drive attached via usb. I had this set up previously in fstab (using its UUID) to be mounted as /home/me/data2 and everything worked great. After a recent upgrade to 10.04 I s ...

Ubuntu Can't install packages - 10.10 Live CD/USB

I need to copy the filesystem off a damaged drive. It boots up grub, but stalls at the initramfs. I can't fsck (believes another user is accessing the drive), I tried replacing the superblock with a backup, but it won't let me.I can boot the live disk and run dd but eventually it hits an i/o error.I ...

Cant boot into into installed Ubuntu or into USB Stick

I have ubuntu 10.10 installed on Thinkpad T42. When I try to boot into it, I get a black screen and a message "No init found. Try passing init = bootarg. BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built-in shell (ash)"So I read about this problem on here and found out that I should boot Ub ...

Ubuntu fsck usr fails and unable to repair

My usr partiition has failed, I cant fsck it because the sudo command seems to be usr...I am travelling so would really appreciate a few tips that should hopefully get my pc running again. (I have internet access via a kiosk, and can burn a disk if necessary, but the smaller the download the better) ...

Ubuntu USB flash boot drive goes read-only

I have a linux server running ubuntu 10.04, kernel Linux server 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:28:05 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux. A few months ago I installed ubuntu to a USB flash drive (Patriot 16GB) and was able to successfully boot off it, and everything was running fine. Then all ...

Ubuntu USB thumb-drive (fat32) read only

My FAT32 USB pen-drive has recently become read only (again), in Ubuntu, Ubuntu NBR and Xubuntu 10.04. The pen-drive mounts and files can be copied from it. Windows can still read/write to it. I have tried most of the usual tricks (see below) less doing yet another reformat, which I want to avoid. O ...

Ubuntu hangs at boot if USB drive not attached

My computer is hanging on boot if I do not have the USB drive attached. The USB is in /etc/fstab as:UUID=023d6f83-04f5-4248-82d6-c2dbd1a77e18 /mnt/usbdrive ext4 defaults 0 0This is all I can see on the monitor once it hangs (Ubuntu1004 is the label on my root filesystem):fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17 ...

Ubuntu fsck: zero-length partition

I am running Lucid Lynx 10.04 amd64. My system froze today and I was forced to shutdown manually by holding the power button. Afterwards, I was unable to mount my /home directory -- during boot, I received messages complaining of errors. I then booted into the a Live USB version of Lucid Lynx and ra ...

Ubuntu format usb hard disc

i have a maxtor 160gb ATA hard disc of a friend and i want to format it in ntfs (windows user)i have this hdd connected to my computer with an ATA - usb cable and i managed to save his data, when i try to format it or even check its filesystem using the "Disc Utlity" i get this error: Devi ...

Ubuntu Rescue damaged usb partition

I was copying some data from a 4GiB USB drive that had 2 partitions, 512M ext2 and 3.something GiB FAT32. I was copying from the FAT32 partition when it suddenly gave me an error message (file xx not accesible).After that the usb drive is shown by gparted as 4GiB of unallocated space.sudo fdisk -l g ...

Ubuntu lock up on boot, after/during fsck

Old laptop, was working fine, now locks up. Running karmic. Freezes just after app-armor at:fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16/dev/sda1: clean, 145250/2400256 files, 1357484/9580756 blocks_The underscore is a flashing cursor. The drive activity light does flash a little at the beginning of the boot. Does ...

Ubuntu Gparted failed shortly after starting partition move on USB 1TB

Hello. I have a 500GB partition on a USB HDD which I tried to move. Unfortunately I haven't the funds to back up such a large partition so recovery is important to me. The files appear intact though as photorec can recover quite a few, and when I mount it, I can see most directorys (except the docum ...

Ubuntu fsck.ext3 exited with signal 7

Yesterday my Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 64 started a routine file system check on boot. At a certain point, it said that the /dev/sdb3 had some errors, opened a maintenance shell and suggested to carry out an fsck. I runsudo fsck -y /dev/sdb3Finally, it said that the fsck.ext3 exited with signal 7 because o ...

Ubuntu Help with fsck

Hi, I could use some help running fsck.My SDA1 appears to be having issues. I cant get my netbook to load. I popped in a USB drive with Ubuntu on it so I could try to run fsck on it, but I ran into an issue.According to Ubuntu, this drive is using the "ext3/ext4" file system. I read an onl ...

Ubuntu files missing on usb harddisk but still take up space

ok I bin ruing Ubuntu for 3 years now and gust got my first crash. I have a 200 GB usb hard disk and it has to partition one etx4 50 GB and the other fat32 150 GB and the files are missing in the fat32 partition but still take up space I tried sudo /sbin/fsck.vfat -a /dev/sdb1But it hags at FATs dif ...

Ubuntu USB write protected.

OK, ive tried my hand and failed. My friend was using my computer nad he didnt safely remove his USB MP3 and now it is write protected. Ive tried windows diskpart (nothing), ive tried fsck ("disk maybe in use?"), i tried to format(write protected)ive tried otehr USB slots and other compute ...