The root filesystem must be ``cleaned'' (checked and cleared
of any inconsistencies) using
if the following message is displayed:
fsstat: root filesystem needs checking
OK to check the root filesystem (/dev/root) (y/n)?
This message is displayed only if the system was not shut down
properly, as described in
``Stopping the system''.
Your additional filesystems may also require cleaning.
To clean the filesystem, enter y (for ``yes'') and press the
<Enter> key. fsck cleans the filesystem, repairing damaged
files or deleting files that cannot be repaired.
It reports on its progress as each step is completed.
At some point, you may be asked if you wish to salvage a file.
Always answer by entering y or n and pressing the
<Enter> key. You can also enter y! and yes answers will be
assumed for all succeeding prompts.
For an explanation of how fsck works, refer to
``Filesystem check phases (HTFS, EAFS, AFS, S51K)''.
There are two cases where cleaning will be skipped (or shortened
If ``intent logging'' is enabled on the filesystem,
it is unlikely that cleaning will be necessary;
fsck will not be invoked in this case. If any
cleaning is necessary, a ``fast fsck'' will be
performed that replays the transaction log for the filesystem.
This process lasts several seconds (instead of minutes). See
``Logging filesystem transactions''
for more information.
DTFS filesystems are extremely stable and normally do not require
cleaning. When cleaning is necessary, no intervention is needed. See
``Filesystem check phases (DTFS)''
for more information.
In some cases, a DTFS root filesystem will be rebooted after
checking if many changes had to be made to repair the filesystem.
When cleaning is complete, the system
asks you to choose the mode of operation.
When restarting automatically,
the default system behavior is to fix filesystems without
operator intervention; the system boots and runs fsck
assuming ``yes'' answers. To change this, use the
System Startup Manager
or change FSCKFIX=YES to FSCKFIX=NO in
Choosing the mode of system operation
Saving/deleting a system memory image
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003