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    fsck (I clearly don't know what I'm doing)

    Someone mentioned running fsck to do a disk check in Ubuntu. So, I opened up my handy little terminal, typed fsck, and got this:

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    beth@grumpy-laptop:~$ fsck
    fsck 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)
    fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'UUID=96f613e0-1371-4b81-860e-9bfa6ab5f983'
    I read the manual page for fsck, but I still can't figure out what's going on. Can anyone explain this to me?
    Veni, vidi, dormivi.

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    Re: fsck (I clearly don't know what I'm doing)

    Help yourself | [Hints] Disassemble your laptop

    "Si peccasse negamus, fallimur,
    Et nulla est in nobis veritas--"

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    Re: fsck (I clearly don't know what I'm doing)

    It's generally a bad idea to run fsck on a mounted filesystem (which is why it fires up automatically after 30 or so reboots BEFORE mounting the drive)

    You're getting that error because you're not running it as root; i.e. sudo fsck
    UUID is the unique identifier of the hard drive (if I recall correctly).

    The best thing to do is to fire up a liveCD and run it from there.

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    Re: fsck (I clearly don't know what I'm doing)

    Thanks... As I thought, I had no idea what I was even trying to do. I'm still used to the way this sort of thing works in Windows.
    Veni, vidi, dormivi.

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