Debian :: Aborting "Check Forced" Of Disks?

Jun 9, 2010

Once a while, during boot, Debian forces checking of hard disks. I understand that's a wise thing to do. However, I wonder what you could do to abort such process and postpone it to next boot (let's suppose you are in a hurry and you have switched on your computer only for a quick glimpse to a document).

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General :: Unclean Shutdown / Reboots - Check Forced On Start-up

May 23, 2011

unclean shutdowns/reboots. Whenever I boot/restart, I notice the message "/dev/hdb1 (and hdb2) was not cleanly unmounted, check forced." Then fsck(?) scans them without errors, and everything continues normally. FWIW, hdb1 @ hdb2 are ext2, /boot & /tmp respectively, whereas all other partitions are ext3. Could that (ext2) be why? I checked halt, reboot, umountfs,, and umountroot in /etc/init.d, and nothing jumped out at me, though I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking at/for.

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Debian Hardware :: Servers Which Contain SATA Disks And SAS Disks?

Feb 25, 2010

I have servers which contain SATA disks and SAS disks. I was testing the speed of writing on these servers and I recognized that SAS 10.000 disks much more slowly than the SATA 7200. What do you think about this slowness? What are the reasons of this slowness?

I am giving the below rates (values) which I took from my test (from my comparisons between SAS 10.000 and SATA 7200);

dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile.txt bs=1024 count=1000000 when this comment was run in SAS disk server, I took this output(10.000 rpm)

(a new server,2 CPU 8 core and 8 gb ram)

1000000+0 records in
1000000+0 records out
1024000000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 12.9662 s, 79.0 MB/s (I have not used this server yet) (hw raid1)


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Mar 15, 2010

I recently installed Lenny 5.0.3 i386 onto an old HP XE783 box. I've got a couple of errors that pop up on boot, and I'm not sure how to troubleshoot them. A couple of the lines from /var/dmesg that strike me:weird, boot CPU (#0) not listedby the BIOS. ACPI Error (dsopcode-0595): Field [ALB2] at 120 exceeds Buffer [CRSA] size 104 (bits) [20080321] {along with two other ACPI Errors (psparse-0530): Method parse/execution failed; and (uteval-0233): Method execution failed.}.Error: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting.

The most annoying thing (I think) has to do with the ACPI errors: the box won't power down after issuing a shutdown command; it bumps into single user mode then prompts for the root PW.

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Dec 3, 2010

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May 15, 2010

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It is nice to set tune2fs -c 2 for disks that have to be reliable and increase the security of the data.

tune2fs is not working for JFS. How to make this check at every single boot of the Debian/ubuntu machine?

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Apr 23, 2016

I'm having some issues creating output from kdump-tools. (Initially to diagnose some system freezes when using wine, but now I can't a staged panic to work and provide proper output.)

I initially started following what is stated at this link: ... ian-jessie

Where basically the author says:

Code: Select allapt-get install kdump-tools crash kexec-tools makedumpfile `uname -r`-dbg

to get all relevant tools.

Then in /etc/default/kdump-tools edit the following to :

Code: Select allUSE_KDUMP=1

in /etc/default/grub I edit the following line to the following :

Code: Select allGRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet crashkernel=128M"

followed by update-grub. Then I get the pleasure of rebooting.

once I'm back in my system, I do the following.

Code: Select allecho 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq
echo c > /proc/sysrq-trigger

The system freezes, but does not dump any relevant information or reboot. It just hangs.

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May 3, 2015

I have recently updated my GNOME installation from 3.x to 3.14. Suddenly, there are many glitches. The power buttons on the power menu does nothing, I am forced to shut down via the terminal, everything goes black every now and again, and there is a weird colour pattern behind some icons when I hover over them. But most importantly, the icons and text do not show up on the "Activities -> Show Applications -> All" menu. They still there, as you can see the opening animation before they disappear, and I can click on them, but you just can't see them. The "Frequent" menu works fine. Here is a YouTube video I have made to explain my problem.

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I did change the icons, but this was after these problems started happening, and so it should be un-related.

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Feb 3, 2010

I am new to Debian but not Linux-based systems. I have been experimenting a lot with Debian Lenny/Squeeze. I am growing more comfortable each day with the Debian design. Yet there remain many unexplored areas. I am creating a migration check list. Things to check, prepare, or reconfigure when moving from one Linux-based system to Debian.

I have a good computer background and my current check list probably is fairly good. Yet I would appreciate input and opinions from experienced Debian users of things to watch in such a migration. Login defs, passwd/group files, different directory locations, keymaps, services and daemons, etc. I am not too concerned with the desktop as I plan to stick with KDE 3.5 for a while and I can basically move those settings across.

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Mar 31, 2010

I have/had a PC with several hard drives, and a mix of ubuntu and windows on multi boot.The old boot drive died screaming, and I need to start again. (But my data is safe! yay!)

Is there anything special about which drive can be the main drive to start booting from? Or to put it another way, can I install to any of the other 3 and expect it to work, or do I need to switch them around so a different drive is on the connections for the recently dead one?

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Aug 14, 2015

When booting, the grub menu appears and allows me to boot from the internal hard disk (sda) any OS there, such as WHEEZY (sda9). On the external disk (sdb) there is a dd'd copy (not an installation) of SQUEEZE (sdb1), which at one time was on sda but which has different partition assigments listed in its grub.cfg than the current ones shown below for sda.


sda      8:0    0 111.8G  0 disk
├─sda1   8:1    0    23G  0 part
├─sda3   8:3    0     1K  0 part
├─sda5   8:5    0   3.9G  0 part [SWAP]
├─sda6   8:6    0  11.7G  0 part
├─sda7   8:7    0  19.5G  0 part /home/norman/data


Can I manually boot the SQUEEZE copy on sdb1 using grub commands (set, linux, initrd, boot) without disturbing the WHEEZY and other OSs on sda? Or will they be disrupted?Alternatively if for example JESSIE is installed in sdb3, for example, can it be booted similarly without affecting the installations on sda? I hesitate to try this by trial and error because of the work and time involved in rebuilding messed-up OSs to their desired configurations.

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New Password:
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Jun 29, 2010

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Jul 20, 2010

I have written a demon/service listening to a socket to accept and process connecting clients. I've modelled the service on the multi-threaded example given by [url].

The service seems to work correctly, processing clients then at what appears to be random points, it will terminate and I don't seem to get any error messages or information.

I'm executing the demon script by using another script, attempting to catch any output.

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Sep 13, 2010

Got Wintendo7 on one samsung S-ATA disk. ( need it for starcraft2 and Homeworld2... sorry.. )

Now..: Booting Debian Unstable from USB or CD-ROM, then start installer. Tell it to install on second samsung S-ATA disk.
Before I go on, I just feel i will get into some serious trouble with GRUB?

Or will the installer understand, and see the windows7 installation and add it to Grub?

If not, what should I do inside /boot/grub/menu.lst when Debian is up and running?

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Aug 7, 2011

During installation when i set the partitions i have to provide a Name and a Label. What is the difference of these? It looks like only one should be needed. Any problems of using the same name for both?

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Oct 7, 2010

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May 17, 2011

I have installed a minimal system with openbox window decorator. (without any window manager) when i insert a flash disk to my computer, system doesn't mount it automaticly. i must mount it to a folder to use it.

for example:

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Feb 18, 2016

I'm not sure how to do this. I checked the hard drive preferences and looked through the forums... I don't want to manually mount my hard drives(s) every time I boot up just to access my music and wallpapers.

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Mar 28, 2011

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Jan 19, 2016

I am running Debian 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 on hyper-v, my / volume ran out of space and is sitting at 100%, I have extended the disk size on hyper-v, however when I go to Fdisk I see duplicates of each disk.

I have total of 2 vhds on the vm, so I see 4 disks under fdisk. Here is the output of fdisk

root@apachevm:~# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 107.4 GB, 107374182400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 13054 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0009bfe8


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Mar 4, 2010

I'm trying to do some RAID managing with mdadm. I would like to sync my spare disk and then remove it from the array for making a backup out of it with dd command (the best way i can think of to get the current image of the whole system as it can't be done using the active RAID as source, because is constantly in use and changing). So, I have RAID1 array with 1 spare and 2 active disks (configuration listed below). Now I would like to force spare to sync and then remove it from array, although not faulty.

However, mdadm man page states:
"Devices can only be removed from an array if they are not in active use. i.e. that must be spares or failed devices. To remove an active device, it must be marked as faulty first."

So, I'd have to mark a disk as faulty (which it is not) to be able to remove it from array. There seems to be several people reporting that they can't remove this faulty flag accidentally given to a drive. And mdadm does not give direct for such operation. Isn't there a way I could remove and add disks whenever feeling like it?? One way would be open the cover and physically remove the disk. I'm not taking the risk, though. System is almost always in use, so there is not much chance for me to power off for temporary disk removal.

~# mdadm --detail /dev/md0
Version : 00.90.03
Creation Time : Fri Aug 4 17:38:26 2006
Raid Level : raid1
Array Size : 238950720 (227.88 GiB 244.69 GB)

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Debian Configuration :: Fdisk And System Disagree About Disks?

Dec 15, 2010

I have never seen this one before (see below) - note how /dev/sda1 is mounted from the first disk listed by fdisk, but /dev/sda2 comes from the second disk; what is going on here? This is what I did: I installed the latest debian "Testing", which went well - it found the disks in the order show by fdisk -l here. When it booted up after installation, it failed because it couldn't find /, which I repaired by editing the grub menu (I told it to start from the other disk), and it came up. But now I had to mount /u01 by hand from /dev/sda1; strange. I suppose I could just go and change the physical disks around, but I'd like to understand this. Any ideas?

# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000


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Dec 31, 2010

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May 8, 2010

I was updating all the installed packages on my system yesterday via YAST. The package manager seemed to hang when downloading a small update for YAST itself (related to ncurses, I think) so I hit the abort button. The package manager quit but now it doesn't work. Trying to start the software management module (Qt version) give me the following error:
UI Syntax Error
Couldn't load plug-in qt-pkg
Check the log file!

So I then tried the console version of YAST. The software management module doesn't work here either. It give me the following error:
UI Syntax Error
Couldn't load plug-in ncurses_pkg
Check the log file!

I Googled a bit and came to the conclusion that for the second error I should try the following command:
zypper install yast2-ncurses-pkg
But this just gives me another error:
zypper: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So now it appears that both YAST and zypper are corrupt!

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Feb 2, 2011

I have a system running CentOS 5.5 (194.32 Kernel) that has been working fine for about 8 months. I found it stuck one morning dumping a Soft Lockup Kernel message every 10 seconds and have been trying to find out what is going on - here is what I've done and found.

System is a Core i3 with 4Gb DDR3 ram and 2 1.5Tb SATA drives - everything is less then 1 year old with not too much load (this is a backup system for my server - a twin and the other works fine)

Intel Mobo: DM55HC

Rebooting the system (after doing a fsck on the drives with lots of errors) it runs for about 20 hours or so and then drops back into this problem.

Prior to going into the soft lockup it reports that the Journal has aborted on one drive or the other and drops into a Read Only FS.

There is nothing in the logs apart from the aborting journal message and the soft-lockup)

Tried fsck with badblocks check on the 2 mountpoints for both drives (dunno how to check the swap partition) - nothing I could see there.

I have tried memtest for about 36hours. No errors

I ran smartctl long tests on both drives. No Errors

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Feb 17, 2015

Installing two scsi hard disks on a debian system.

It is a physical old HP machine (netserver lc2000) with a fresh debian wheezy 7.0.8 installed.

It has two scsi hdds (73GBs) that I don't know how to add to the system so I can partition, format, mount, etc.

This is what I have tried so far:

1. dmesg output
Code: Select all# dmesg | grep scsi
[    2.173909] scsi0 : pata_serverworks
[    2.174377] scsi1 : pata_serverworks
[    2.417276] scsi 0:0:0:0: CD-ROM            LITEON   CD-ROM LTN485S   JKF1 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[    2.622195] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[    2.623194] sr 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0

[Code] ....

2. lsscsi output
-I installed lsscsi and here is the output:
Code: Select all# lsscsi --device
[0:0:0:0]    cd/dvd  LITEON   CD-ROM LTN485S   JKF1  /dev/sr0
[2:0:0:0]    disk    HP       Net Mirror       V1.0  /dev/sda
[2:2:0:0]    disk    HP       9.10GB C 80-P94N P94N  -       
[2:2:1:0]    disk    HP       9.10GB C 80-P94N P94N  -       

[Code] ....

3. force scsi scan
-I tried to use this command to force a rescan for the hdds, but nothing happened:
Code: Select allecho "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host3/scan

-no errors, but log says nothing
-tried the above with host0 - 4, same result

4. fdisk -l
Code: Select all# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 9098 MB, 9098887168 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1106 cylinders, total 17771264 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

[Code] ....

5. tried to specifically add one device but it didn't work:
Code: Select all# echo "scsi add-single-device 2 2 8 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi
-bash: /proc/scsi/scsi: No such file or directory

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