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I'm a current student at George Brown College in the Game Programming program, and a former student at the University of Waterloo majoring in Computer Science.


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comment How can I fsck a partition when the device reads as busy (but has been confirmed otherwise)?
According to the man page, e2fsck -y -f forces a check on a clean partition. It doesn't mention anything about mounted partitions. Do you know whether it will force a check then, as well?
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comment How can I fsck a partition when the device reads as busy (but has been confirmed otherwise)?
+1 because your mention of auto-mounted swap led to an unrelated breakthrough and your responses have helped solve the bigger issue. I do still want to find a way to force fsck when I know that the device is neither busy nor mounted, and when data corruption isn't an issue.
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comment How can I fsck a partition when the device reads as busy (but has been confirmed otherwise)?
I've found a method of solving the bigger issue related to this question, but I'm still looking for an answer as to how to force fsck if it thinks the device is busy (or why it can't be done).
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comment How can I fsck a partition when the device reads as busy (but has been confirmed otherwise)?
Everything has been run from a live disk so far. I'm trying to fsck a local filesystem, so I'd hope that NFS wasn't keeping it busy -- however, I get what you're saying about the kernel keeping it busy in ways that won't necessarily show up. Since it still happens in a live disk environment, though, do you know a way to stop the kernel from accessing it long enough for me to run fsck?
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