unexpected inconsistency Run fsck manually

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
As I was rebooting a blade that runs RHEL 4.0 it keeps taking me
to the screen where it says "Unexpected inconsistency. Run fsck
manually or press Ctrl D to continue."
I hit Ctrl D and it just reboots to the same question.
I put in the pass word to go into maintenance and it asked
me if I wanted to repair files system 1. Soon as I entered yes then
just went blank.

is it repairing or is there something else I need to do?
This is urgent.Thanks!
Question by:Sainai
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Author Comment

ID: 26281923
also I went into maintenance mode and ran fsck and ti asked me to repair file system 1. I typed y and then the screen went blank. Isn't there a status screen and normally how long does a fsck take?

Expert Comment

ID: 26282665
yes there is a staus screen (what version are you using?)
how long it takes depends on how big your filesystem is and the hardware you have.
first check root : fsck -V -a /
then other filesystems: fsck -R -A -V -a

Author Comment

ID: 26282820
I will run this. But why is the status screen blank?

Also how do I put it in single user mode to run fsck?

Thanks a bunch.
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Expert Comment

ID: 26283248
if its ur root filesystem, its better u boot off a installation cd and get into rescue mode and then do the fsck.

Author Comment

ID: 26284566
the server was imaged so no installation cd. The version is 4.0.
How do you put it into single user mode?  thanks
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Accepted Solution

nabeelmoidu earned 2000 total points
ID: 26285499
when on grub prompt choose your entry and  type e for edit.
then choose the line beginning with kernel , go to its end, and add 1 after a space
hit esc and then b

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