I tried this:
fsck -f /dev/<sdxn>
Except I had a space between "f" and "/" as well as between "dev" and the second "/".
So I had:
fsck -f /dev /sda5
but it should be:
I read the man page after it wouldn't work. I saw no "f" or "F" anywhere by the way, so I still don't know what that option does. I don't mind learning a little, I am actually addicted to it, but we don't all learn the same way either.
I am still in serious pain after being hit by a car almost 3 months ago. The nature of the injury makes it hard for me to sit in front of PC for any length of time as well as for trying to comprehend things.
The absolute easiest way for me to solve any issue is to take 5 minutes to re-install and then update at 1300-1700 KB/s. But I have already mastered, although not re-mastered, that process.
I guess I should have pointed out that I would really appreciate real simple instructions. Sorry.
Thanks for the help and have a great week-end!