This could sound like a rather obvious question, but we all know that soft-checking of any partition is sometimes a need, and we perform it in cases like unstabilities found, lost files or (mandatorily) on power outages.
But I think it could be good to know the fundamentals (the reason) of software checking the most important partition: the root file system.
So my questions are:
- Why (when) could I need to perform a
fsckon my root file system?
- What are the symptoms that show a
fsckmust be performed?
- Are all answers the same for root and non-root partitions?