If you know that /dev/hdb1
is the installed / partition
, and /dev/hdb
is the boot drive, then /dev/hdb1
is what should be used in the command.
I think I know that /dev/hdb1 is the installed / partition, and /dev/hdb is the boot drive. I ran fsck -fy /dev/hdb1 and this is what I got:
[root@localhost root]# fsck -fy /dev/hdb1
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
e2fsck 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009)
/dev/hdb1 is mounted.
WARNING!!! Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause
SEVERE filesystem damage.
Do you really want to continue (y/n)?
This makes me very uneasy!
Let me tell you how I came to the conclusion that /dev/hdb1 is the installed / partition.
I'm still in the LiveCD. When I go to PCC and then go to Hardware, it lists under "Hard Disks" hda hdb, and sda. When I click on hdb, Under Device it says "old device file: /dev/hdb." Then under Partitions, it says, "Primary Partitions 1 (hdb1
). Under Extended Partitions, it says, "2 (hdb5
). When I open Konqueror, system:/ , I get "Aps", "Home Folder", Print System, etc. until it gets to "Storage Media". Under that it shows :
307G Media (which is hdb
79G Media (which is the a drive with Windoze)
8.4G Media (Which is Cruzer 8.4G stick)
For some reason, it doesn't show the CD drive. Well, under the CDROM it shows sr0, but in the description, it says it's the 8.4G ScanDisk Cruzer. It shows the floppy.
What throws me is, when I click on the 307G Media, it tells me it's at system:/media/hdb6
When I click on 8.4G Media, it tells me it's
. I removed the memory stick, but it still shows. Maybe I have to reboot to get rid of it.
Well, that's where I am. I hope I didn't muddy the water.