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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2013, 01:18:28 pm »
Just to see I put in your command and the following was the outcome:
[sudo] password for derek:
/dev/sda1: UUID="C60004FF0004F867" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda5: UUID="7e1e406a-d4e0-4230-8066-a36ef7a925b1" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda6: UUID="c5cab3df-37cf-4539-81a1-92a1ce514eee" TYPE="swap"
Then checked out the maximum mount count and this also came up as -1

I am not experiencing any problems but thought the info might help to decide the cause of the problem.
I am using Peppermint4 64 bit dual boot with XP (though have never booted XP since started to use Peppermint 4)

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 01:22:04 pm by Degsy »

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2013, 02:02:37 pm »
Is that the max mount count of sda5?

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2013, 02:12:54 pm »
Yes the Max Mount Count was from sda/5.

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2013, 02:34:07 pm »
Oddly, your  root partition is set to NEVER automatically run an fsck
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Maximum mount count:      -1

Have you got a LiveCD/LiveUSB, so we can manually run a forced fsck whilst booted to it ?

Ok...I have to admit my knowledge of computing doesn't stretch to this...not sure what you meant by root partition and live CD/USB. When you helped me download Peppermint 3 a couple months ago you gave me links and I did download the distro onto a USB then onto a CD to load it up into this laptop- is that what you mean? Tpo premept your question- yes still got them! Partition  and fsck- hmmmmm..bit stumped there!
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 02:36:56 pm by Melissa »
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2013, 02:35:50 pm »
Oh crap, what have I started here :)

I can tell you how to change it, but before I do, it may be a good idea to know which distro's and file systems everyone's using.

Me -

Peppermint 4
Ext2
Maximum mount count:      30

Code: [Select]
sudo blkid
will give you your filesystem type



I'm guessing the majority of you will be using Ext4 .. maybe they've changed something in the way it checks .. more research necessary.


$ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for melissa:
/dev/sda1: UUID="c3e9e140-52b4-47c1-8290-cfb53799557b" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="9db23236-8f7f-4d59-8e07-8f8e5d8df4c5" TYPE="swap"
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $

Peppermint 3 32 bit.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2013, 04:31:01 pm »
Melissa - Mark did mean that USB stick you created to install Peppermint. If you boot using that, you can check your HDD for errors as the system will be running from the USB, not the HDD (technically, when you boot from USB, you could unplug the HDD - it's completely uninvolved).

There's a series of commands you'd need to run from a terminal once booted from USB (to run fsck against the HDD partition), I can't give them right now as I'm a bit busy, but I'll try to check in tonight/tomorrow morning!

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2013, 04:38:54 pm »
Ok...I have to admit my knowledge of computing doesn't stretch to this...not sure what you meant by root partition and live CD/USB. When you helped me download Peppermint 3 a couple months ago you gave me links and I did download the distro onto a USB then onto a CD to load it up into this laptop- is that what you mean? Tpo premept your question- yes still got them! Partition  and fsck- hmmmmm..bit stumped there!

Sorry, I must have missed that posting .. thanks chemicalfan .. yes, I mean have you still got the Peppermint installation disk, or installation USB stick ?
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2013, 05:38:29 pm »
Yes, not wiped it off my USB stick.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2013, 05:50:07 pm »
Can you remember how to boot the USB stick ? .. or did you NEED to create a CD ?

What I need you to do is boot the Peppermint LiveCD or LiveUSB, then select "Try Peppermint" NOT "Install Peppermint"

Eventually you'll end up at a Peppermint desktop with an icon called "Install Peppermint" .. if you can see that icon on the desktop, you're in a "Live" environment.

DO NOT open the file manager, or do anything else that may mount the partition

Just open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo fsck -f /dev/sda1
to run the file system check.

DO NOT run that command unless booted to the LiveCD/LiveUSB .. or if the hard drive is mounted .. running fsck on a mounted partition can screw up your file system.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2013, 06:12:50 pm »
You sent me files to download onto the data stick then we ripped some files to the CD, which loaded Peppermint onto this laptop. So I presume we use the CD.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2013, 06:32:17 pm »
CD is in the drawer- what do you mean  by "boot"?
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2013, 06:40:14 pm »
I want you to tell your system to "fire up" the operating system that's on the CD .. not the one on your hard drive.

Can't you remember how you did this ?

If you shut down the PC with the CD still in the drawer .. then turn ON your PC .. so you get prompted to "Try Peppermint" or "Install Peppermint" ?

If so, select "Try Peppermint" NOT "Install Peppermint"

Do you then end up at a noormal Peppermint desktop .. but with an icon called "Install Peppermint" on the desktop ?
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2013, 07:17:23 pm »
Ah yes I remember.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2013, 07:28:40 pm »
Ok, I did that and got:

fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2013, 11:34:30 am »
DO NOT run that command unless booted to the LiveCD/LiveUSB .. or if the hard drive is mounted .. running fsck on a mounted partition can screw up your file system.

fsck won't let you execute it against a mounted filesystem (ext3/4, at least)

Melissa - I'm not sure why that response came up. I'm also not sure what the "-f" switch does  :-[
Try booting from the liveCD again, selecting Try Peppermint, then loading up a terminal window, and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo fsck -C /dev/sda1
And post the output please! :)

 


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