Trying to fsck an external USB ssd hard drive to salvage it.
Unmounted and ran
mark@daikoku:~$ fsck.vfat /dev/sdb1/
dosfsck 3.0.12, 29 Oct 2011, FAT32, LFN open: Not a directory
Im not versed in fsck. I want to use it with the -y or -a arguments to auto repair the drive. Same results.
Last edited by orionthehunter (2012-05-18 08:54:54)
Thanks, makes sense but I was wondering why I missed it. I get this:
mark@daikoku:~$ fsck.vfat -a /dev/sdb1 dosfsck 3.0.12, 29 Oct 2011, FAT32, LFN There are differences between boot sector and its backup. Differences: (offset:original/backup) 65:03/00 Not automatically fixing this. Read 32 bytes at 122089472:Input/output error
I have an idea of an offending file, I believe there's a way to delete with fsck? safe to proceed with that? The contents on the drive are sacrificable.
We left it alone.
Got a "duplicate dots" message when I tried to delete the file (actually a directory) with the fsck -d argument.
*sigh* Oh well, the important thing was we salvaged all the files that were important. We can just reformat it at this point without too much worries.
Last edited by orionthehunter (2012-05-18 09:04:39)