Ubuntu 10.04 Disk Checking Disk Problems

Asked by Myanmar Ubuntu Users

Dear All Ubuntu Guys,

I have changed and used the Ubuntu 10.04 Beta version.

Yesterday, my laptop battery has been down.

After restarting my laptop

It is shown on screen like -

Your disk drives are being checked for errors, this may take some time

[Checking disk 1 of 1 ( 73 % complete ]

Press C to to cancel all checks currently in progress


Its progress take 1/2 days time, but not yet finished

Please help to solve this problem,

Thanking in advance.

Tun Tun Aung

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UbuntuUser (schonm-deactivatedaccount) said :

What you are describing sounds like bug #554079

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Tom (tom6) said :


Do you have an Ubuntu Cd?

If so then please try booting up a LiveCd session to see how well that works

Hopefully that would let you use your machine a bit while doing the disk-check in the background. To get a quick guide help-sheet about how to run a disk-check try getting to a command-line and type

fsck -h

Please let us know how it goes trying to start a LiveCd session. It might be better to use a 9.10 or 8.04 or something for the LiveCd but whatever you have should be fine.
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Tom (tom6) said :

Ahh UbuntuUser gave a much better answer there. :))

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Myanmar Ubuntu Users (ubuntu-myanmar) said :


I will test with live CD.



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Myanmar Ubuntu Users (ubuntu-myanmar) said :

Hi Tom,

I already test with Live CD. it is not work well.
Could you tell another idea.



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Tom (tom6) said :

Hi :)

Try this during the disk-check, press Alt+Crtl+F1 which should get you to a command line although you might have to use your normal login. At the command-line try

ps -F -C mountall:

but as UbuntuUser suggested please see this bug-report
for the rest of the details. I didn't understand them so i would print out that page so that you can work from it and make more sense of it as you go through the process.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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