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PRESS Y WITHIN 5 SECONDS


After a system crash or an unclean shutdown, you see in the boot messages: "Press Y within 5 seconds to force the File system check" . . . it seems now that this is only meant for Ext2 filesystems and NOT for Ext3 !



So you should NOT press Y if you have Ext3


QUOTE (Eric @ Cooker Oct 2003)
In case of a hard-reset, init messages indicate the computer was not shut down cleanly, and a message appear: "Press Y within 5 seconds to force the file system check " Actually this is very misleading : if you do it with ext3, it does NOT use the journal and then you will experience system losses. Lots of new users have reported that problem. Now that would be nice to change this message so that people leave the journalisation do the good work. --Eric


I do hope that the messages on the screen will be less confusing in next versions.


Bruno


-- Nov 6 2003 ( Revised Dec 12 2005 ) --


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