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    disk utility

    I have used the disk utility that comes with Ubuntu to scan a external drive I have and it comes up with "not clean", the drive as been formated, any one tell me what's meant by not clean, in computer terms that is.

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    Re: disk utility

    Quote Originally Posted by johntd View Post
    I have used the disk utility that comes with Ubuntu to scan a external drive I have and it comes up with "not clean", the drive as been formated, any one tell me what's meant by not clean, in computer terms that is.
    It means it was not unmounted/disconnected correctly due to a power issue or being unplugged incorrectly and has a "Dirty" filesystem.

    Unmount it and use the "Check" function.
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    Re: disk utility

    Have done that but still get the same message, is it any thing to worry about
    Last edited by johntd; November 6th, 2011 at 12:23 PM.

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    Re: disk utility

    Hi and welcome to the forums johntd

    Please use a LiveCD to boot the computer and then post the results of the boot info script.

    There is a link at the bottom of my post with instructions.

    Thanks.

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    Re: disk utility

    Many thanks for your time in helping with my disk issue, it now seems to behaving, i shall keep my eye on it in the future. many thanks again.

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