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#1 2011-03-20 22:33:23

CaptainKirk
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Registered: 2009-06-07
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fsck Cannot Continue nor Repair

I boot into my system and it says:

/dev/sda1 is mounted. e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

Same for sda3. So I boot Arch LiveCD and run

fsck /dev/sda1

and also for sda3 and it says both are clean. I reboot and get the same message that it can't continue however.

I spent 5 hours on this and eventually changed the name of a 'mount-by-label' rules file in /etc/udev as per https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 32#p699732

I fixed it, but any idea how this happened?

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#2 2011-05-16 14:36:14

Csosa
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Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 54

Re: fsck Cannot Continue nor Repair

I have the exact same problem. For me, it started after my laptop battery fell out. sda2 and sda3 are locked as permanently mounted, even after running fsck with a live CD and even though umount says they're unmounted.

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#3 2011-05-19 07:42:23

sneaksie
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Registered: 2009-11-12
Posts: 31

Re: fsck Cannot Continue nor Repair

Same for me,

after yesterday's upgrade, I got a filesystem-failure at boot:

/dev/sda1 is mounted.  e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

*****************  FILESYSTEM CHECK FAILED  ****************
*                                                          *
*  Please repair manually and reboot. Note that the root   *
*  file system is currently mounted read-only. To remount  *
*  it read-write type: mount -n -o remount,rw /            *
*  When you exit the maintenance shell the system will     *
*  reboot automatically.                                   *
*                                                          *
************************************************************

I can avoid that error by not forcing a filesystem check in /etc/fstab. My system starts normal, then.

Is there another way to get rid of this error, because I reckon, having my filesystem checked once in awhile isn't that bad an idea.

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#4 2011-05-25 07:32:39

Flavious
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Registered: 2007-11-24
Posts: 49

Re: fsck Cannot Continue nor Repair

Exactly the same happened for me. Can anyone propose a fix?

Addendum

Here's the fix, for noobs like me:

When you get at that screen

/dev/sda1 is mounted.  e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

*****************  FILESYSTEM CHECK FAILED  ****************
*                                                          *
*  Please repair manually and reboot. Note that the root   *
*  file system is currently mounted read-only. To remount  *
*  it read-write type: mount -n -o remount,rw /            *
*  When you exit the maintenance shell the system will     *
*  reboot automatically.                                   *
*                                                          *
************************************************************

login as root.

then

cd /media

then

rmdir

all of the directories in there. Some of them may be mounted, check with

cat /proc/mounts

*** DO NOT DO STUPID THINGS LIKE

rm -rf

!!!!!*** instead READ ON!

Then:

mount -n -o remount,rw / 

Then make sure the following umounts will work:

cat /proc/mounts > /etc/mtab

and umount them, for instance:

umount /dev/sda1

Unmount everything except root.
Then you can go back and

rmdir

all of the directories in /media.

Reboot.

Last edited by Flavious (2011-05-25 07:51:03)

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#5 2011-05-26 10:56:01

sneaksie
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Registered: 2009-11-12
Posts: 31

Re: fsck Cannot Continue nor Repair

Worked great, thx!

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#6 2011-08-07 08:30:26

archetyp
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Registered: 2011-08-07
Posts: 2

Re: fsck Cannot Continue nor Repair

Really thanks big_smile

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