fsck -y question

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  1. SharkSKin-Man macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2003

    I'm something of a newbie to MacOSX and I've been having problems with my G4 867DP waking from sleep so I tried running fsck -y to sort out any disk problems.

    It doesn't really appear to be doing much, I instantly get 3 lines of text, the last being something like "Checking HFS+ Volume" and then just get the prompt again there didn't seem to be any disk access. I left it for a while but nothing happened. How long should fsck -y take to run?

    Probably a stupid question, but thanks in advance for any help.
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    I'm not sure about the Darwin version of fsck, but I would guess that it just read over the filesystem, saw nothing wrong, and quit. Are you using fsck on a mounted fs? It only works on unmounted ones. You could also try using Disk Utility instead. It's just a graphical frontend to fsck, but mybe it will work some kind of special magic that fsck doesn't...
  3. SharkSKin-Man thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2003
  4. Sol macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2003
    Remember to type reboot after it has finished fsck-ing.
  5. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    Ah so thats what im suppose to type after running fsck. thanks you. i'll remember that.
    even though i usually use the installer cd so i can repair permissions too.
  6. Stelliform macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2002
    If you hit open apple + "S" on boot the command is on the line above the prompt.

    /sbin/fsck -y

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