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#195764 3-May-2016 10:13
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I have a remote Pi with some SD card corruption. Not enough to stop it booting and running, but enough to stop it writing files properly. The problem showed up when I changed some files then rebooted. The changes disappeared ... and a bit of digging revealed that the most likely cause is corruption in the file system.


I talk to it via SSH.  


When I ran fsck to check but not fix things, it told me there are problems with the internode count. Whatever that is.


Can I run fsck and tell it to fix this? Maybe make it do the full fsck as part of the boot sequence ... ? Whatever.


I have been reluctant to try this as I don't want to totally kill the system right now. 



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  #1545838 3-May-2016 10:19
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I don't know specifically about pi but you can't run FSCK with fix option on a mounted filesystem generally. So you probably need to run it as aprt oft he startup process as you mention.

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  #1545855 3-May-2016 10:34
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(TIL) touching a /forcefsck file will force fsck on next reboot.

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  #1545865 3-May-2016 11:00
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as above a touch /forcefsck && reboot is all it takes.



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